[POCSO] Bombay High Court quashes rape FIR after survivor consents to close case to focus on studies

A bench of Justices PB Varale and SM Modak examined an affidavit of no-objection filed by the survivor which said that the criminal proceedings would end up being a hurdle to her academic career.
Justices Prasanna Varale, SM Modak and Bombay High Court
Justices Prasanna Varale, SM Modak and Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court recently quashed a first information report (FIR) against a man booked for rape and sexual assault against a minor after she granted her consent to quash the criminal proceedings claiming she wanted to focus on her academic career [Ganesh Shankar Pilane vs The State of Maharashtra & Ors.].

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