A notification of the state’s law department, dated September 18, said every district would now have a special court to expedite POCSO cases. The decision was taken by the High Court of Gujarat after discussion with the state government.
Smriti Irani thanked members for their cooperation and also moved an amendment in deference to their wishes, urging state governments to be mindful of the condition of juvenile homes as pointed out by MPs.
After the hearing, the accused went towards the water cooler outside courtroom number 12 on the sixth floor of the building. Officials said that without warning, he pushed away the police constable who was holding his arm and jumped down the corridor.
According to police sources, a dispute had emerged on April 20 between the complainant’s father and some local BJP supporters over comments ostensibly made online by his minor daughter on triple talaq.
The police in the chargesheet submitted in the court has made 28 witnesses, including the victim and her father. The trial of the case is scheduled to commence from the next date, April 19, when the victim will record her statement in the court.