Victim best judge of incident: Calcutta High Court upholds POCSO conviction, lays down guidelines

The Court found that the rules laid down by the Statute as well as the Supreme Court to protect the victim’s identity had not been implemented, and issued guidelines in this regard.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court has upheld a conviction under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act despite minor discrepancies in the evidence of the minor girl, reasoning that a survivor is the best judge of the incident (Prabir Bhuian Alias Prabir Bhuinyan vs. State of West Bengal).

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