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HC pushes for setting up 138 fast-track POCSO courts

HC directs collaboration to establish 138 fast-track POCSO courts in Maharashtra, highlighting need for infrastructure and support staff in lower judiciary.

A POCSO court awarded the Ludhiana resident 20 years of rigourous imprisonment for sexually assaulting his minor daughter. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 09:08 AM IST
BySahyaja MS

Man gets 20-year rigorous imprisonment for raping minor in Jind

The additional district and session judge, Chander Hass, has imposed a fine of ₹30,000 on the convict and ordered him to face 29 months in simple jail in case of default.

A special and fast track court for protection of children from sexual offences has awarded a 20-year rigorous imprisonment to a man for raping a minor girl in Haryana’s Jind district. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 09:28 AM IST
ByAsian News International, Jind

57-year-old gets life term for raping 14-year-old distant relative

A 57-year-old man in Mumbai has been sentenced to life imprisonment for repeatedly raping his 14-year-old distant relative in 2020. The man's cousin's granddaughter had been living with him and his wife since she was 2 years old. The court found the victim's testimony credible and imposed a fine of ₹50,000 on the accused.

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Updated on Dec 23, 2023 08:26 AM IST
ByRutuja Gaidhani

Union Cabinet approves extension of fast-track special courts scheme for 3 years

Fast-track courts, which were first introduced in 2000, began to receive renewed government support in the wake of the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case

PM Modi chaired the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (File Photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 05:15 PM IST

‘Parents trusted him’: Ex-MasterChef Aus finalist jailed for molesting children

The court observed that the convict normalised sex talk among students and encouraged sexual activity both between and with them.

Former MasterChef Australia performer Paul Douglas Frost
Published on Nov 17, 2023 01:04 PM IST
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