Dragging scarf, pulling hand not sexual assault, sexual harassment under POCSO Act: Calcutta High Court

At best, the accused can held liable only for offences under Section 354A (sexual harassment) read with Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Court ruled.
POCSO and Calcutta High Court
POCSO and Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court recently held that an act of dragging a minor girl’s scarf, pulling her hand and proposing marriage does not come within the purview of sexual assault or sexual harassment under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act [Nurai Sk. @ Nurul Sk. v. State of West Bengal].

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