Child sexual abuse cases under POCSO Act cannot be quashed on compromise between parties: Allahabad High Court

Once the consent of a minor prosecutrix is immaterial for registration of the offence, such consent shall remain immaterial at all stages, including for compromise, the Court said.

The Allahabad High Court recently said that child abuse cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) cannot be quashed merely based on a compromise between the accused and the prosecutrix-victim. [Sanjeev Kumar v State]

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