A two-day delay in filing a FIR does not cast suspicion on the POCSO Act case: Bombay High Court

According to a recent decision by the Bombay High Court [Ramkrshna S Kumbhar vs State of Maharashtra and Anr], a two-day delay in filing a First Information Report (FIR) in a sexual assault case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO Act) cannot be used as a reason to cast doubt on the accusations.
Justice NR Borkar stated that the prosecution’s case could not be questioned because victims of sexual assault are typically reluctant to attend to police stations to file FIRs.
As a result, the Court denied a man’s request for anticipatory bail after he was charged with sexually assaulting a kid.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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