Pocso Act(Search results - 23)
India31, Oct 2019, 2:26 PM IST
Walayar sibling death case: Kerala CM assures support to victims' family
The police had arrested three men identified as V Madhu, Shibu and M Madhu in the case and charged them under various sections of the Protection of Child against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act
India23, Aug 2019, 7:45 PM IST
How efficient is the POCSO Act? Is it serving its purpose?
Union home minister Amit Shah urged the authorities concerned to devise a mechanism to address the issues of sexual crimes against women and kids in a faster and more efficient way.
India23, Aug 2019, 11:03 AM IST
Sexual offences against minors: Amit Shah wants probe, trial to be fast-tracked
Amit Shah said a detailed monitoring mechanism should be put in place to ensure investigation and trial in sexual offences/rape against girls below 12 years of age are completed within two months
India9, Aug 2019, 2:41 PM IST
Unnao rape accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar charged under POCSO Act, IPC for criminal conspiracy
Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who has been accused in raping a minor in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, has been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and POCSO Act.
India20, Jul 2019, 5:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Police arrest 8 persons for raping minor siblings
The siblings, aged seven and nine were allegedly raped for a period of five months by 10 members in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. The incident came to light when the kids were taken to hospital for a medical check-up after they fell sick.
India18, Jul 2019, 9:43 AM IST
Fast track courts to be set up to clear pending 1.6 lakh POCSO cases: Union minister Kishan Reddy
About 12,609 rape cases were registered under the POSCO this year. Of this, charge sheet had been done in 6,222 cases and 2,397 cases which were registered less than two months ago are under investigation. There are about 3,590 cases registered more than three months ago, Union minister Kishan Reddy said.
India11, Jul 2019, 9:57 AM IST
Death penalty for POCSO convicts to combat child sex abuse
POCSO Act has been amended to strengthen the law. It now includes death penalty for sexual assault on children.
India27, Apr 2019, 3:20 PM IST
Army man sexually assaults teenager on pretext of marriage in Madurai
Pandeeswaran, an army man, allegedly raped a teenager while he was on vacation. Pandeeswaran had promised to marry her. He was arrested after the girl’s father lodged a complaint.
India10, Apr 2019, 12:21 PM IST
Madras HC to Tamil Nadu govt: Set up toll-free number for students to report sexual harassment
With an increase in the number of sexual harassment cases reported against children, the Madras high court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to set up a toll-free number for students to register their complaints. The same must be displayed in school boards, it said
India8, Mar 2019, 1:25 PM IST
Kerala chief Imam arrested for assaulting minor in Chennai
Chief Imam of the Tholicode Muslim Mosque in Kerala was slapped with Section 7 and 8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence(POCSO) Act by Vithura police.
India13, Feb 2019, 12:20 PM IST
Kerala Imam booked under POCSO Act for assaulting minor
Vithura police said the Imam, Shafeek, has been slapped with Section 7 and 8 of the POCSO Act for sexual assault of a minor
India5, Feb 2019, 1:32 PM IST
OM George, rape accused Kerala Congress leader, surrenders
A case under sections of the POCSO Act was registered against Congress leader OM George. He is accused of sexually assaulting a minor, belonging to the Adivasi group.
India31, Jan 2019, 1:49 PM IST
Tamil Nadu police rescue teen girls from orphanage; arrest owner over sexual abuse
The shelter home's owner, Vinod Kumar (32) has been arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
India3, Jan 2019, 4:25 PM IST
Government to tackle child pornography, fake news by amending IT Act 2000
The Indian government took the decision after Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar wrote a letter to law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad expressing concern regarding the threats posed by the growing digital sexual abuse of children online
India28, Dec 2018, 10:57 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh schoolboys made to stand naked for being late
A complaint has been filed with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) by Balala Hakula Sangham under the POCSO Act.