No discretion to reduce minimum sentence for aggravated penetrative sexual assault under POCSO Act: Supreme Court

The Court made the observation while setting aside a High Court order that had held that the penetrative sexual assault of a minor girl below 12 years of age was not aggravated penetrative sexual assault.
Supreme Court, POCSO Act
Supreme Court, POCSO Act

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that courts do not have the discretion to reduce the minimum sentences imposed for offences, including for aggravated sexual assault, under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act). [State of Uttar Pradesh v. Sonu Kushwaha]

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