Libertatem Magazine

December 28, 2020 Archives

Mere Holding/ Touching Hand without Sexual Intent not amounts to Sexual Assault Under POCSO: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a man who was alleged for holding the hand of a 17-year-old while expressing his love to her. The Bombay High Court stated that mere holding or touching the hand without sexual intention will not amount to sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.

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Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: Custom Department planned to move the Kerala HC against State Jail Dept

The Customs department is planning to move to the Kerala High Court against the state jail department’s decision of not allowing the custom’s official along with visitors who want to meet the prime accused Swapna Suresh in the Kerala Smuggling Case, under Cofeposa (Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act).

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Illegal Construction near Qutub Minar, Delhi High Court directed ASI to look into the matter

Taking note of the illegal and unauthorized construction of about 40m near Qutub Minar, an ASI protected heritage monument, the Delhi High Court directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Zonal Deputy Commissioner of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to look into the matter of the failure of duties and fix the responsibility of the officers.

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