Punjab & Haryana High Court stays salaries of prosecutor, IO for failing to effectively conduct trial in POCSO case

The Bench said that the accused, who was in jail for four years, cannot be forced to remain imprisoned on account of the abject failure of the prosecution.
Punjab and Haryana High Court
Punjab and Haryana High Court

The Punjab & Haryana High Court recently stayed the payment of salaries to a public prosecutor and an investigating officer (IO) for failing to effectively conduct trial in a case registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. [Bunty v. State of Punjab]

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