Legal Advice

Shared ex-girlfriend’s contact number on whatsapp group

Question: I had shared ex-girlfriend’s contact number on WhatsApp group of a call girl. I have 6-7 contacts saved in my contact list as call girls and they are a professional escort. After 2 days I received abusive messages on my Facebook messenger and WhatsApp. All those guys also sent me 2 screenshots. Those people told me that they will file FIR against me in the police station, crime branch and women cell. They were using all abusing words for my parents and family. To which I told if you have anything with me keep my family away, he continued using aggressive and abusing language for my mother, father and sister. Actually, my ex-girlfriend is the wife of one of that person. I have mistakenly shared her mobile number on the WhatsApp chat of call girls. Now her husband wants to file a case against me for sharing her number in WhatsApp group.


Electronic evidence will play a crucial role in your case. The investigating officer will be able to obtain the source of information from your mobile, even if you have deleted all records. You cannot deny the fact that you knowingly shared your ex-girlfriend’s contact number to pretend she was a call girl. As a result, you have committed offenses under sections 354-D, 500, and 509 of the Indian Penal Code, as well as Section 67-A of the Information & Technology Act.

By sharing her number, you insulted the modesty of your ex-girlfriend, which is an offense under section 509 of the IPC. Disrespecting a woman is an offense of defamation under section 500 of IPC. Your intention was for someone to call her mobile and advance their sexual desire. Her husband has the right to initiate criminal proceedings against you by lodging an FIR under the aforementioned sections.

The privacy policy of WhatsApp clearly states that messages are encrypted, and no third party, not even WhatsApp, can read the transmitted messages. Therefore, you cannot say that someone else sent her contact number in the WhatsApp chat. Any information shared on WhatsApp is an electronic evidence and admissible under section 65-B of the Indian Evidence Act. Hence, this electronic evidence will prove your guilt, and you cannot deny the truth of this evidence.

It would be best to settle this matter out of court by apologizing for your actions and saying sorry to your ex-girlfriend. Her husband has not yet filed any FIR against you, giving you the opportunity to resolve the matter outside of court. Taking responsibility for your actions and apologizing will help resolve the issue before the FIR is filed. However, if her husband files an FIR, you cannot compromise because some of these offenses are non-compoundable.

Shivendra Pratap Singh


High Court Lucknow

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