Mumbai: Controversial POCSO circular withdrawn by CP Sanjay Pandey, notification to be issued

A petition was filed by a city resident seeking quashing of the circular contending that it was arbitrary.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 08:10 PM IST
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Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey | PTI

The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court on Thursday that a circular by the Commissioner of Mumbai Police requiring prior sanction for registering cases under POCSO and for outraging the modesty of women has been withdrawn.

A notification, however, is yet to be issued. A division bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and NR Borkar however clarified that the subject matter of the petition was assigned to a different bench and hence it was not before them. A petition was filed by a city resident seeking quashing of the circular contending that it was arbitrary.

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