Muzaffarpur shelter home: Brajesh Thakur moves HC against jail for life for sexual assault

Brajesh Thakur, who was sentenced to life imprisonment till his last breath for sexually assaulting several girls in a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, has approached the Delhi High Court challenging his conviction and jail term. The high court is likely to take up this week his appeal seeking to set aside trial court’s […]

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businessman Vikas Sachdev moves HC against 3-yr sentence for molesting ex-actor

A 41-year-old businessman, convicted for molesting a former actor on board a domestic flight in December 2017, has approached the Bombay High Court against his conviction and three-year sentence. A sessions court on January 15, 2020 convicted Vikas Sachdev under IPC Section 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with an intent to outrage her modesty) […]

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Man gets 10 years RI for kidnapping, sexually assaulting minor.

A POCSO court here sentenced a 27-year-old carpenter to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping and sexually abusing his minor neighbour in suburban Bandra. Earlier this week, special judge S J Gharat convicted Virendra Tufani, under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. According to the […]

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Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district : Four sentenced to 30 years for raping minor.

A court in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district sentenced four men to 30 years’ imprisonment for repeatedly raping a 14-year-old girl. Third additional district and sessions judge Sanjeev Kumar Tamak on Friday convicted Charan Singh (30), Ishwar Dhurv (31), Nageshwar Rajak (26) and Manoj Wadekar (35), the victim’s lawyer Priyanka Shukla said. The court sentenced the accused […]

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Man accused of molesting ex-Bollywood actor gives court statement

A man accused of molesting a former Bollywood actor on board a flight on Thursday told a court here that be wanted to bring two defence witnesses to record their testimonies in connection with the December 2017 incident. The former actor, then 17, had accused Vikas Sachdev of molesting her on board a Mumbai-bound flight […]

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NALSA to Supreme Court: 5-10 per cent sexual assault victims get compensation

In a “startling” revelation, the Supreme Court was today told that hardly 5-10 per cent sexual assault victims across the country were getting compensation under the relevant schemes in various states. The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) told a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that as per the available data of […]

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Man sentenced to death for killing 6-yr-old boy

 A court here today sentenced a 35-year-old man to be hanged to death for killing a six-year-old boy in Amariya township last year. Additional Sessions/Special Sessions judge Sanjiv Kumar Shukla awarded the death sentence to Nazim Mian for brutally killing Mohd Musahib on February 21, 2017, government counsel Qazi Rifakat Hussain Farhan said. The convict […]

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Need to introspect on effectiveness of POCSO Act: Justice Madan B Lokur

 Justice Madan B Lokur today said time has come to “introspect” on the “effectiveness” of the law to protect children from sexual abuse and what has been achieved in the nearly six years since the enactment of the POCSO Act. He said there is a need to carry out an “assessment of the impact” the […]

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Auto rickshaw driver got rigorous imprisonment for molesting minor girls

A Thane court has sentenced two men to four years’ rigorous imprisonment for molesting two minor girls residing in their neighbourhood. Additional Sessions Judge Sangita C Khalipe awarded the punishment to Shyam Hitendra Chavan (36), an auto-rickshaw driver, and Pradeep Gaikwad (28), a labourer. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 each on […]

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POCSO can’t be invoked for rape of adult with child-like brain: SC

The stringent POCSO Act to deal with sexual offences against minors cannot be invoked to prosecute a man for raping a mentally-challenged adult victim having an under-developed brain like a child, the Supreme Court today ruled. The apex court said that according to Section 2 (d) of the POCSO Act, the term “age” cannot include […]

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