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Man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping minor girl in UP

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A court in Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh has sentenced a young man to life imprisonment for raping a three-and-a-half-year-old girl, police said on Saturday. Superintendent of Police of Ballia Vipin Tada said the man raped the girl in a village in the Chitbadagaav police station area on September 5, 2019. Based on a complaint filed […]

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Not sexual assault if there is no ‘skin to skin’ contact: Bombay High Court

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Groping a minor’s breast without “skin to skin contact” cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgement passed on January 19, the detailed copy of […]

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

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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 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’

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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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Court refuses bail to accused who forced girl to have sex

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A local court here refused bail to a man who allegedly kidnapped a 16-year-old girl and forced here to have sex with a co-accused for several days. On February 9, the girl’s father had lodged an FIR at sector 20 police station stating that his daughter had been kidnapped. Accused Salman pleaded innocence and said […]

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Madras HC directive on investigations under POCSO Act

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The Madras High Court has held that if the investigation of those arrested under POCSO Act or Prevention of Atrocities Against SC/ST Act cannot be completed within 24 hours, the investigating officer should produce the accused before the nearest judicial magistrate. A Special Bench of Justices S Nagamuthu (since retired) and P N Prakash gave […]

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Sex racket case: MLA Julius Dorphang sent to judicial custody

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Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, who was booked under POCSO Act and anti-trafficking Act in an alleged sex racket involving a 14-year-old girl, was today remanded in 14 days judicial custody. District and Session Judge E Kharumnuid sent Dorphang, an independent legislator who is supporting the ruling Congress in the state, to 14 days judicial custody […]

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Judges to be sensitive during child’s testimony: HC

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Trial court judges are expected to “remain sensitive” while recording statements of children and required to take active part within the boundaries of law to elicit truth, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice S P Garg observed this while dismissing an appeal filed by a man challenging a judgement passed by a trial court […]

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HC upholds conviction of man under POCSO Act for abusing minor

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The Bombay High Court has upheld the conviction of a man under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences?(POCSO) Actfor sexually assaulting a minor girl. The judgement was delivered recently by Justice Abhay Thipsay who dismissed the appeal filed by Yogesh A. M., challenging the 3-year sentence and Rs 2,000 fine awarded to him by a […]

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Court acquits man of charges of contracting child marriage

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A Delhi court has acquitted a man of the offence of marrying a minor, noting that the girl was on the verge of attaining maturity and had eloped on her own will. Additional Sessions Judge Gautam Manan absolved the man of offences under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences(POCSO) Act […]

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Bihar man held guilty of sexually assaulting 4-yr-old girl

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A local court has held a man guilty of sexually assaulting a four-year-old child, relying on testimonies of the victim and her mother. Additional Sessions Judge Vikas Dhull convicted Raju Ansari for the offence under section 10 (aggravated sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. “Having regard to the testimony […]

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Man acquitted of charges of kidnap and rape of minor

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A Delhi court has acquitted a man of charges of kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl after she turned hostile, saying she had lodged the complaint due to misunderstanding and under pressure from her parents. Additional Sessions Judge Gulshan Kumar absolved the man of the offences under sections 363 (kidnap) and 376 (rape) of the […]

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Delhi youth gets life term for committing unnatural offence on minor

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A youth has been awarded life term for committing aggravated penetrative sexual assault on a six-year-old boy by a court, which noted that children are a “supremely important national asset” and the future of a nation depends on how they grow and develop. Additional Sessions Judge Illa Rawat sentenced Delhi resident Pankaj, who used to […]

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Youth gets 10-year imprisonment for raping minor in Haryana.

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A youth was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a local court in Hisar on Thursday for raping an 11-year-old girl in January last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Narender Sharma also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on 25-year-old Azad Ali. The judge pronounced that in case of default in payment of the fine, […]

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3216 POCSO cases pending in city courts: Delhi govt to HC

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The city government on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that there are 3,216 cases relating to sexual offences against children under POCSO Act pending before different sessions courts in the national capital. The submission was made in an affidavit submitted by Additional Home Secretary before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice […]

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Delhi youth gets 5 yrs jail for sexually assaulting minor niece

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A youth has been sentenced to five year jail term for sexually assaulting his five-year-old niece by a Delhi court, which observed that there is a rise in sexual offences against women. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Kumar sentenced 22-year-old Bobby and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him, saying he has maligned relations and […]

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