Thursday 24 Jan, 2019

Amendment POCSO Act; Death penalty in Child Rape till 12 year of age

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New Delhi: The Government of India on Thursday draft a letter to Supreme Court said that started process to amend in the POCSO act. The letter said that, the amendment includes that the maximum penalty should be awarded for the accused in the child rape case.

Centre submitted its report while responding to a PIL filed by Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, seeking maximum sentence of death penalty to those offenders involved in the rape and brutal murder of children age up to 12.

The Center submitted letter while responding to PIL filed by advocate Alek Alok Srivastava.

The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, AM AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, fixed to hear the case on 27th of this month.

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