High Courts directed to Implement the POCSO Act
Noting the non-implementation of Section 32 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), the Supreme Court has directed High Courts of 12 states and two Union territories to take suo motu action and appoint special public prosecutors to deal with cases of child sexual abuse. Section 32 of the POCSO Act requires State Governments to appoint Special Public Prosecutors for every special court under the Act, to ensure speedy and sensitive handling of cases under this Act.
Gaurav Kumar Bansal v. Union of India and Ors, Writ Petition (Civil) No. 203 of 2017