Delhi Law House The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 ( POCSO ) by Iyer’s Edition 2022
A special POCSO court in Mumbai has denied bail to a man accused of molesting a five-year-old girl, saying even though the victim is a child, it cannot be said she is not aware of “good touch or bad touch”.
The order was passed by the court on February 6 and a copy was made available on Tuesday.
Special judge Bharati Kale, while rejecting the bail plea of the accused, said the victim has categorically stated that the applicant touched her and “she felt it was a bad touch”.
“The victim being a small girl, it cannot be said that she is not aware about good touch or bad touch,” the court observed.
The man, who is the victim’s neighbour, is accused of touching her inappropriately when she used to go to his house to play.