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Compromise with victim no ground to let off child molester: SC | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has refused to grant relief to a person who after being convicted under Section 354 of the IPC (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage modesty) comprom ised with the victim and pleaded to be let off in the case on that ground.
“The petitioner after full trial was convicted under Section 354 of the IPC and his conviction was upheld by the HC. At this stage, the p etitioner has now come with a case that a compromise has been entered into between the petitioner and the complainant/ victim. We find no reason to grant any credence to such compromise which is being entered into after the conviction has been confirmed by the HC under the judgment impugned,” a bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and Abhay SOka said in its b rief order. In this case, an FIR was lodged against him on a complaint filed by the m other of a 10-year old girl for allegedly trying to molest her. He was convicted by trial court and was awarded one-year jail. His conviction was also upheld by Tripura High Court.
He moved the SC against the HC order and also brought to court’s notice that he had co mpromised with the victim but the court refused to grant him relief and dismissed his appeal.





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