Practically impossible for courts to conclude trial of POCSO cases within one year due to docket explosion: Karnataka HC

The accused contended that failure to conclude the trial within one year from the date of taking cognizance - as required under Section 35 of the POCSO Act - gives him the right to bail.
Practically impossible for courts to conclude trial of POCSO cases within one year due to docket explosion: Karnataka HC
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The Karnataka High Court recently held that the failure of trial courts to conclude proceedings of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act) within one year cannot be a ground for accused persons to be released on bail.

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