The bail application of Rape Accused rejected by the POCSO Court.

The Kanpur Nagar, POCSO Court, had the bail application of the rape accused rejected of rape accused Dinesh Kumar in which he had challenged the order of the juvenile justice board.

A special prosecutor, named as Ganga Prasad Yadav stated that Dinesh was arrested by the Naubasta police on the complaint of  victim’s mother, in which she had alleged that her daughter, aged six years, had gone to attend the Tilak ceremony at Vijay Munshi’s house on June 2, 2019. A person residing in the same locality, came to her with her daughter whose clothes had bloodstains. He said that Dinesh, had enticed the girl and took her to a brick kiln and physically exploited her.

A case was filed against Dinesh under Section 376 IPC and Section 3/4 of the POCSO Act. As the age of the accused was 16 years, a charge sheet was filed in the court of juvenile justice board where the accused filed his bail application. However, the bail was rejected by the justice board juvenile and observed that there was no ground to grant him bail.

A criminal appeal was then filed by the accused before the Pocso court and he urged that the juvenile justice board had not paid attention to his bail application and ignored the grounds of bail. He said that he was a student and was living with his family and that the police report was not reliable.

Rajveer Singh, the designated POCSO Court Judge in his order observed that the juvenile justice board had rejected the bail application of the accused on the ground that there were possibilities that he might join bad elements and commit more crimes.

The her statement, the victim had narrated the act of the accused, therefore there was no need to interfere in the order passed by the juvenile justice board hence criminal appeal was rejected and order passed by the board had been confirmed.

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