CP Sanjay Pandey took controversial POCSO circular, notification will be issued

The Maharashtra government on Thursday informed the Bombay High Court that a circular requiring prior sanction for registration of cases under POCSO and outraging modesty of women by the Commissioner of Mumbai Police has been withdrawn.

However, the notification is yet to be issued. A division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice NR Borkar, however, clarified that the subject matter of the petition was referred to a separate bench and hence it was not before them. A petition was filed by a city resident seeking quashing of the circular saying it was arbitrary.

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