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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UP man gets 20 years in jail for raping minor daughter

 A special court here awarded a 20-year jail term to a 50-year-old man for raping his minor daughter three years ago. The court, set up under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, convicted the man on Saturday. Judge Sanjiv Kumar Tiwari also imposed a fine of Rs 56,000 on him after holding […]

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Man gets life term for raping 3-yr-old girl in UP

A local court here sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping a three-year-old girl. The court also imposed Rs 1 lakh fine on him. Assistant Government Advocate Shekhar Verma said on Sunday that Sanjay Dom– a resident of Tikaitnagar Police Station area– lured the girl and took her towards an old hospital where he […]

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Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for raping minor girl

A court here has sentenced a man from Bhiwandi to seven years of rigorous imprisonment for raping a five-year-old girl in 2016. In a judgement passed recently, district judge H M Patwardhan held Ramesh Rajaram Catham under the Indian Penal Code section 376 (rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The […]

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Court grants bail to elderly man who was accused of raping minor girl on medical grounds

The Madhya Pradesh High Court here has granted bail to an old man, charged with sexually assaulting a minor girl, on medical grounds that he was devoid of penile erection and other facts. A single bench of Justice MF Anwar on Tuesday observed, “Looking at the facts and circumstances of the case, the age of […]

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2 men get death sentence for raping minor girl in MP 2 months ago

Two months after an eight-year-old girl was raped here in Madhya Pradesh, a special court awarded death sentence to two men for the crime today. Special Judge Nisha Gupta held Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) guilty and sentenced them to death under the newly-introduced IPC section 376DB (punishment for rape of a woman […]

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Man gets 5 years’ Rigorous Imprisonment for sexually assaulting daughter

 In one of the speediest trials in a POCSO Act case, a city court has sentenced the father of a 13-year-old girl to five years of rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting her. A fine of Rs 20,000 was also imposed on the 46-year old man, a roadside hawker, by Jimut Bahan Biswas, Special Judge (POCSO […]

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Supreme Court seeks data from HCs on pending sexual assault cases against minors

The Supreme Court today directed the Registrar Generals of the High Courts across the country to collect and collate data regarding the pendency of cases of sexual offences against children lodged under the stringent POCSO Act. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud gave the direction […]

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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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‘Simple blow on child’s back is not sexual harassment’

A simple blow on a child’s back does not amount to sexual harassment under the POCSO law as there must be a sexual intent behind the act, a Delhi court has said. It said that an offence under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is made out when harassment is done with […]

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