Bombay High Court issues guidelines for effective compliance with POCSO Act provisions on victim participation

The Bombay High Court was dealing with a plea raising concerns regarding implementation and compliance with certain provisions of POCSO Act and Code of Criminal Procedure stipulating the minor victim’s participation in the judicial process. The Court issued guidelines for the effective implementation of the POCSO Act so that the victim’s participation in various stages of judicial process is ensured. Further, the Court, among other things, gave directions imposing additional duties upon the Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU) when it comes to intimation to be given to the victim‘s family.

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