Failure to report crimes under POCSO Act is a bailable offence: Himachal Pradesh High Court

Section 21 of the POCSO Act penalises the non-reporting of offences of child sexual abuse and provides for punishment of imprisonment that can extend to six months or even a year.

The Himachal Pradesh High Court recently held that the failure to report crimes under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act) is a bailable offence. [Sushil Kumar versus State of Himachal Pradesh]

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