Police filing POCSO cases at behest of family opposing relationship an unfortunate practice: Delhi High Court

Justice Subramonium Prasad noted that consensual sex is in a legal grey area as a minor's consent cannot be said to be a legally valid consent.
Delhi High Court with POCSO Act
Delhi High Court with POCSO Act

The police's filing of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the behest of the girl’s family who opposed the relationship is an unfortunate practice, the Delhi High Court observed recently while granting bail to a 21-year-old man accused of raping a minor girl in 2020 [Praduman v. State].

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