Following a survivor-wife’s offer to act as surety for him, the Delhi High Court grants bail to the POCSO suspect.

In a case involving the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO Act), the Delhi High Court recently granted bail to a 20-year-old man after the victim—his wife—offered to serve as his surety [Bijender Mehto v. GNCT of Delhi].
According to Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani, the survivor and the accused appeared to have a consensual relationship at first glance.
In a case brought under Sections 363, 366, and 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 6 of the POCSO Act, the petitioner had made a request for regular bail .

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


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