[POCSO Act] Misplaced sympathy for accused will defeat purpose of law: Punjab and Haryana High Court

The Court took into account the nature of the offence and the tender age of the victim, while refusing the accused's request for leniency.
[POCSO Act] Misplaced sympathy for accused will defeat purpose of law: Punjab and Haryana High Court
Punjab & Haryana High Court

The Punjab & Haryana High Court recently observed that misplaced sympathy while sentencing persons for offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) would defeat the objective and purpose of the law [Ankit v State of Haryana].

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