Bombay High Court seeks Commissioner response in plea against circular requiring ACP, DCP approval for registering POCSO cases

The circular mandates prior DCP approval before lodging of complaint under POCSO and for offences outraging modesty of women.
Bombay High Court, POCSO Act
Bombay High Court, POCSO Act

The Bombay High Court on Thursday sought the response of the Mumbai Commissioner of Police in a plea challenging a circular that mandates prior approval of police officers before registration of First Information Reports (FIRs) under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and for the offence of outraging the modesty of women [Damayanti Madhav Vasave v. The Commissionerate of Police, Greater Mumbai and Anr.].

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