In lessening a life sentence under the POCSO Act, the Bombay High Court took into account the convict’s youth and the passing of his father.

Given his youth and his duties to his family, the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court last week reduced the life sentence given to a man convicted of crimes under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act [Pradip @ Golu Dandge vs. State of Maharashtra].

Justices Vinay Joshi and Vrushali Joshi’s Division Bench commuted the defendant’s life sentence to 14 years in prison.

Because the accused had served only a small portion of his sentence, the Bench decided not to release him. The convicted criminal has spent 4 years and 2 months in prison since his arrest in September 2013.

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