FIR not an encyclopedia; omissions in first information statement not fatal: Calcutta High Court

The Court upheld the conviction in a POCSO case but reduced the sentence of the convict from life imprisonment to imprisonment for 14 years.
Justice Joymalya Bagchi and Justice Bivas Pattanayak
Justice Joymalya Bagchi and Justice Bivas PattanayakADMIN

A First Information Report (FIR) is information made at the first instance and not an encyclopedia and courts must not be scrupulous about omissions in the FIR, the Calcutta High Court observed on Wednesday while upholding a conviction under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act [Md. Israil v. The State of West Bengal].

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