POCSO Act will apply even if girl has attained puberty and become major under Muslim personal law: Delhi High Court

A man had challenged the FIR registered against him under Sections of IPC and POCSO arguing that the girl had attained puberty and was, therefore, a major under Muslim law.
Justice Jasmeet Singh
Justice Jasmeet Singh

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected the argument by a Muslim man that he cannot be charged under the POCSO Act because the girl with whom he allegedly established sexual relations, had attained puberty and was, therefore, a major according to Muslim Personal Law.

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