The Supreme Court today issued notice in a plea filed by National commission for Women (NCW) challenging the Bombay HC judgment passed by Justice Pushpa Ganediwala, wherein she held that there must be “skin to skin contact with sexual intent” for an act to be considered sexual assault.
Attorney General K.K. Venugopal brought to the courts notice a judgment of the Bombay HC in which the Court acquitted the accused under Section 8 of the POCSO act on the ground that there was no direct skin-to-skin contact.
The petition was filed by nine lawyers in the top court challenging a bail order issued by the Madhya Pradesh High Court where a man accused of sexual assault was asked to get a rakhi tied by the victim.
The Supreme Court bench of Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and B. R. Gavai today took up a petition challenging a bail order issued by the Madhya Pradesh High Court where a man accused of sexual assault was asked to get a rakhi tied on him by the victim.