Bombay High Court slams trial court for giving light sentence to offender under POCSO Act

The High Court pulled up a sessions judge for granting a mere 3 years imprisonment to a man accused of attempting to sexually assault a 10-year-old.
Bombay High Court, POCSO Act
Bombay High Court, POCSO Act

The Bombay High Court last week criticised the manner in which a special judge imposed only a 3-year jail sentence on a man convicted for attempting to rape a child, particularly when the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) called for a stricter penalty. [Rodu Bhaga Wagh v. State of Maharashtra & Anr.]

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