Supreme Court directs HCs to form 3-member committees to monitor POCSO trials

The Supreme Court today directed High Courts across the country to constitute 3-member committees to monitor trials under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The direction was issued by a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud in a petition by one Alakh Alok Srivastava.

The Bench also directed the Directors General of Police of each state to form Special Task Forces to investigate POCSO . . .

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