[POCSO] Can police probe offence of revealing victim's identity sans magistrate's permission? Supreme Court Bench divided

The matter will now placed before Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for constitution of a larger bench to decide the issue.
Supreme Court, Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice JK Maheshwari
Supreme Court, Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice JK Maheshwari

The Supreme Court of India has delivered a split verdict on the question of whether permission from a magistrate is needed by the police to probe the offence of revealing a victim's identity under Section 23 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act [Gangadhar Narayan Nayak vs State of Karnataka].

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