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Kissing lips, touching with love is not an unnatural crime….

Mumbai The Bombay Excessive Court docket has held that kissing the lips and touching somebody with love shouldn’t be an unnatural offense beneath Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and with this the court docket has granted bail to a person accused of sexual abuse of a minor boy. Justice Anuja Prabhudesai lately ordered the discharge of an individual on bail. The person was arrested final 12 months following a criticism by the daddy of a 14-year-old boy.
In line with the FIR, the minor mentioned that he used to go to the store of the accused particular person in a suburb in Mumbai to get recharge executed for the web sport ‘Ola Party’. The boy alleged that sooner or later when he went to recharge, the accused kissed his lips and touched his non-public components. Thereafter, the boy’s father lodged an FIR in opposition to the accused within the police beneath related sections of the Safety of Baby Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
Bodily intercourse or some other unnatural act is an offense punishable beneath part 377. Beneath this, the utmost punishment will be life imprisonment and it turns into tough to get bail.
Justice Prabhudesai, whereas granting bail to the accused, noticed that the boy’s medical examination doesn’t help his allegation of sexual abuse. He mentioned that beneath the sections of POCSO levied in opposition to the accused, the utmost punishment may very well be 5 years and he may very well be granted bail. Within the current case, the matter of unnatural intercourse was not prima facie relevant, the court docket mentioned. The Excessive Court docket mentioned that the accused has already been in custody for a 12 months and the trial shouldn’t be more likely to begin quickly. The Excessive Court docket held that contemplating the above details and circumstances, the applicant is entitled to bail. Concurrently, the accused was granted bail on a private bond of Rs 30,000.

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