The Calcutta High Court has acquitted a man booked under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, observing that in case the act was participatory in nature and between two sufficiently mature persons, then a male cannot be indicted alone for the same.
A single-judge bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court upheld the acquittal order passed in favour of a POCSO accused oserving while observing that the accused was suffering from 'Schizophrenia' at the time of the incident while hearing a petition filed by the State of Madhya Pradesh.
The Allahabad High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail to a man accused of gangraping a minor, while stating that crime against women is a monstrous burial of dignity in the darkness, and it is against the holy body of a woman and the soul of a society.
On the previous hearing the Attorney General KK Venugopal had strongly objected to the judgement passed by the Bombay High Court which held 'skin-to-skin' contact is necessary to constitute sexual assault under POCSO Act.
A single Bench of Delhi High Court passed this order to deny anticipatory bail to the owner of a hotel where a 16-year old minor girl was allegedly kept and raped for four days while hearing a Bail Application filed by Ajay Kumar.
The Allahabad High Court has come down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh police for dealing with the molestation case of a 15-year-old girl in a very casual and insensitive manner, stating that due to the careless attitude of Police, the victim committed suicide after five days of the incident.
The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Police to continue the security provided to the petitioners and to file its status report in a plea seeking judicial inquiry & constitution of a court-monitored SIT filed by parents of a nine-year old gild child who was allegedly gang-raped and murdered.
The petitioner Kerala Rape Survivor says this has been filed according to her wish. But earlier Vadakkumchery had approached the Kerala High Court with a similar prayer which had been turned down given the nature of the crime.