Supreme Court will today hear a batch of petitions filed against the verdict of Bombay High Court's Nagpur bench which ruled skin-to-skin contact is necessary for the offence of 'sexual assault' under POCSO Act.
Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgment passed on January 19, held that there must be 'skin to skin contact with sexual intent' for an act to be considered sexual assault.
Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, on Jan15, said that the act of holding a minor girl’s hands & unzipping of pants would not amount to ‘sexual assault’ under Section 7 of POCSO Act 2012. Order further states that the act comes under definition of ‘sexual harassment’ under IPC.
Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has held that act of holding the hands of a minor or zip of the pant of the accused being open does not amount to sexual assault under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Supreme Court stays acquittal order of the accused in the case where Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court had said that groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" can't be termed as sexual assault as defined under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act
Bombay High Court's Nagpur Bench asks Maharashtra govt to not take any coercive action against a Nagpur resident Sameet Thakkar, who was booked by police over his tweets against the state govt regarding probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.
Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court rejects the bail application of former Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba on medical grounds. He is serving a life sentence for alleged Naxal links.