Rape survivors below 16 must be heard before passing bail order: Karnataka High Court

Justice HP Sandesh said that as per law, the presence of the informant is mandatory during hearing of a bail application in relation to an offence of rape against a girl below 16 years.
Rape survivors below 16 must be heard before passing bail order: Karnataka High Court
Karnataka HC and POCSO

The Karnataka High Court recently held that in cases of rape, if the victim is below the age of 16 years, she has to be heard before passing order on bail application filed by the accused [Lalitha v State of Karnataka].

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