Holding hands of victim or open pant zip of accused will not amount to sexual assault under POCSO Act: Bombay High Court

The sentence of the accused was reduced to the five months in prison already served by him.
Holding hands of victim or open pant zip of accused will not amount to sexual assault under POCSO Act: Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court Nagpur bench, Justice Pushpa Ganediwala

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has held that the act of holding hands of a minor or the zip of the pants of the accused being open at the relevant time, does not amount to sexual assault as defined under Section 7 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act (Libnus v. State of Maharashtra).

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