Justice Mukta Gupta, Delhi High Court
Justice Mukta Gupta, Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court upholds POCSO conviction of accused despite father's testimony that victim was 16 years old

The Court has said that the father's testimonies were based on rough estimates which cannot be used to rebut the documentary evidence like school records which showed that the victim was a minor.

The Delhi High Court recently upheld the conviction of an accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), brushing aside the testimony of the father of the daughter that she was a 16-years-old at the time of the offence [Mohd. Afsar v The State].

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