POCSO Act

Can't Give Custody Of Minor 'Husband' To 'Wife' As It Would Be Sanctioning Cohabitation Between Adult & A Child: Allahabad High Court

Can't Give Custody Of Minor 'Husband' To 'Wife' As It Would Be Sanctioning Cohabitation Between Adult & A Child: Allahabad High Court

Noting that if a minor boy would be placed under the custody of his wife, it would be permitting an offence under the POCSO Act, the Alla...Read More

Mumbai: Man held for sexually assaulting daughter in Malvani

Mumbai: Man held for sexually assaulting daughter in Malvani

The Malvani Police arrested an auto driver for allegedly sexually assaulting his daughter on several occasions and physically assaulting ...Read More

Chennai school teacher arrested on sexual harassment charges

Chennai school teacher arrested on sexual harassment charges

Chennai: The Chennai police on Tuesday arrested, Rajagopalan, a Commerce and Accountancy teacher of the leading Padma Seshadri Bala Bhava...Read More

Police arrest Chennai school teacher accused of sexual harassment under POCSO Act

Police arrest Chennai school teacher accused of sexual harassment under POCSO Act

The Chennai Police arrested a teacher from a reputed school in the city after he was accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behav...Read More

Uttar Pradesh: POCSO Court awards death and Rs 9 lakh penalty on man for rape, triple murder

Uttar Pradesh: POCSO Court awards death and Rs 9 lakh penalty on man for rape, triple murder

Lucknow: A Special POCSO Court in Azamgarh awarded death sentence and slapped a fine of Rs 9 lakhs on a man for rape and triple murder of...Read More

Uttar Pradesh: POCSO court awards death sentence to man for rape and murder of minor

Uttar Pradesh: POCSO court awards death sentence to man for rape and murder of minor

On August 6, 2020, Balmukund alias Govinda took an 11-year-girl and her sister out for buying them biscuits and toffees. While he asked t...Read More

Bhopal: Man gets 20-year RI for raping a minor

Bhopal: Man gets 20-year RI for raping a minor

The victim was a class six student when the man raped her in 2017.

Uttar Pradesh: Six-year-old girl raped by her own maternal uncle; case registered under POCSO Act

Uttar Pradesh: Six-year-old girl raped by her own maternal uncle; case registered under POCSO Act

The Superintendent of Police Jalaun Yashveer Singh said that a case under POCSO Act has been registered against the accused who was caugh...Read More

Females can distinguish touch: Court while convicting a tailor in POCSO case

Females can distinguish touch: Court while convicting a tailor in POCSO case

Mumbai: “Females have the ability to distinguish the nature of touch,” a special court designated under the Protection of Children from S...Read More

Thane: Cleric gets pre-arrest bail in child marriage case

Thane: Cleric gets pre-arrest bail in child marriage case

A Thane court has granted anticipatory bail to an 81-year-old Muslim cleric, accused of performing the marriage of a minor girl here in M...Read More

Mumbai: Youth gets 10 years jail for sodomizing a 7-year-old boy

Mumbai: Youth gets 10 years jail for sodomizing a 7-year-old boy

Designated judge under the POCS) Act AD Deo convicted him for aggravated penetrative sexual assault under the POCSO Act and imposed a fin...Read More

Controversial Bombay HC judge now faces ignominy of extended probation, writes Olav Albuquerque

Controversial Bombay HC judge now faces ignominy of extended probation, writes Olav Albuquerque

A judge, who was a deputy director of the state judicial academy, could not envisage the cascading effect her acquittals could have on th...Read More

'Skin-to-skin contact' verdict dealt a body blow to the POCSO Act, says Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi

'Skin-to-skin contact' verdict dealt a body blow to the POCSO Act, says Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi

The reason why POCSO was brought into the criminal system was to deter perverts, who target minors to satisfy their own sick sense of dep...Read More

Unzipping pants, holding minor's hand not 'sexual assault': Bombay HC

Unzipping pants, holding minor's hand not 'sexual assault': Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench) has ruled that "unzipping pants or holding a minor's hand" does not amount to 'sexual assault' under...Read More

Groping without 'skin to skin' contact is not sexual assault, rules Bombay High Court

Groping without 'skin to skin' contact is not sexual assault, rules Bombay High Court

Mumbai: There must be physical contact -- 'skin-to-skin contact with sexual intent' -- and mere groping would not amount to sexual assau...Read More

Neighbour gets life term for sexual assault on 4-year-old

Neighbour gets life term for sexual assault on 4-year-old

The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 26,000 on the youth while convicting him under a section of the POCSO Act.

Catching hold of a female, dragging her would amount to outraging modesty: Bombay HC

Catching hold of a female, dragging her would amount to outraging modesty: Bombay HC

Mumbai: Catching hold of a woman or a girl and dragging her would amount to outraging her modesty, ruled the Aurangabad bench of the Bomb...Read More

Maha Cyber’s TRACE Unit trains over 270 personnel on POCSO Act

Maha Cyber’s TRACE Unit trains over 270 personnel on POCSO Act

In the light of rising cases of sexual abuse against children and child pornography, the Maharashtra Cyber had organised an online traini...Read More

Bombay HC grants bail to rape accused, says teenagers are in too much hurry to enter and exit a relationship

Bombay HC grants bail to rape accused, says teenagers are in too much hurry to enter and exit a relationship

Teenagers these days are usually in a hurry, to both enter a relationship and even to get out of it and they even hurry in maintaining se...Read More

Mumbai Crime: Man convicted for sexually assaulting 12-year-old

Mumbai Crime: Man convicted for sexually assaulting 12-year-old

A special POCSO court on Tuesday sentenced a man in his late 20’s to three years in jail for sexually assaulting a minor.

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