Supreme Court bench asked Shiva Shankar Baba to not to enter Tamil Nadu. He was arrested by the Crime Bureau Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) in New Delhi in June 2021 after a few students from the residential school founded by him made complaints of sexual abuse.
The enactment of POCSO Act was to effectively address the heinous crime of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, and did not intend to bring within its scope, cases where adolescents were involved "in dense romantic affair":
The Supreme Court has said that the Union of India and states should complete their final arguments so that an order can be passed since the matter of pendency of criminal cases against MPs & MLAs and expeditious disposal of the same by setting up Special Courts has been pending since 2016.
Attorney General KK Venugopal on Tuesday strongly objected to the judgement passed by the Bombay High Court, which held 'skin-to-skin' contact is necessary to constitute sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The Supreme Court on Monday imposed a cost of Rs 25000 on the state of Himachal Pradesh for filing an appeal after a delay of 650 days against the acquittal of a man convicted and sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in a POCSO case.