The Court found that there was absence of concrete proof of age of the minor victim, therefore, the charge under Section 6 of the POCSO Act was not proved, instead the appellant was convicted under Section 376(1) of the IPC.
The Bombay High Court came down heavily on the law firm for revealing the identity of a rape victim. The Court, while allowing the firm’s application to mask the name of the victim imposed a cost of Rs. 5,000 on it.
by Sanjay Vashishtha †
Cite as: 2022 SCC OnLine Blog Exp 80
Delhi High Court: In a case seeking grant of medical termination of pregnancy by a 16-year-old rape victim (‘petitioner’), Yashwant Varma J.,
Uttaranchal High Court: Alok Kumar Verma, J., decided on a petition which was filed by the father of the minor petitioner to
Orissa High Court: S. K. Panigrahi, J. disposed of the petition and refused to terminate 24+ week pregnancy of a rape victim.
Gauhati High Court: The Division Bench of Sudhanshu Dhulia, CJ., and Manash Ranjan Pathak, J., addressed a suo motu PIL concerning the
Supreme Court: The 3-Judge Bench of Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah, JJ., issued directions in a case wherein a
Bombay High Court: S.C. Gupte, J., allowed medical termination of 24 weeks pregnancy of 16 year old girl victim of rape & sexual
As reported by media, Cabinet of the State of Andhra Pradesh has cleared the passage for a bill that proposes capital punishment
The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo-moto cognizance of media reports that a woman committed suicide at Police Station Jathlana, Yamunanagar,
“Court can only iron out the creases but while doing so, it must not alter the fabric, of which an Act is
Kerala High Court: Alexander Thomas, J. allowed a writ petition for quashing the criminal proceedings against rape accused who later on married
Tripura High Court: S. Talapatra, J., in his own words, departed from Section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 and
Delhi High Court: A Single Judge Bench comprising of Vibhu Bakru, J. allowed the termination of pregnancy of a minor whose fetus
“Every attempt should be made by all the courts not to disclose the identity of the rape victim in terms of Section
Bombay High Court: A Division Bench comprising of Ranjit More and Prakash D. Naik, JJ. heard a petition requesting termination of pregnancy
Supreme Court: In the case where a 35-year-old woman victim of sexual assault had sought for termination of pregnancy on the ground