Bombay High Court acquits rape convict after victim's testimony fails to inspire confidence

“Only on the basis of allegation with regard to commitment of sexual intercourse on many occasions, it would be highly irrational to convict the appellant/accused with 10 years imprisonment.”

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has handed down another acquittal in a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), the third such acquittal from Justice Pushpa Ganediwala this month (Jageshwar Wasudeo Kawle v. State of Maharashtra).

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