Acquittal in POCSO cases not clean when complainant backtracks, witnesses turn hostile: Supreme Court

The Court made the observation while upholding the decision of the Madhya Pradesh police not to appoint a POSCO-accused as a police constable, despite his acquittal in the case.
Supreme Court, POCSO Act
Supreme Court, POCSO Act

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that an acquittal in a child sexual assault case cannot be said to be a clean one when the trial has seen witnesses turning hostile, and the complainant reneging on her allegations. [State of Madhya Pradesh and ors vs Bhupendra Yadav]

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