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Assam Court Sentences Man to 30 Years in Jail Under POCSO Act for Sexual Assault on Minor

In a significant judgment, the Court of Additional Sessions Judge cum Special Judge, POCSO, in Assam’s Jorhat district has convicted Biki Gupta under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Gupta, apprehended in 2019 based on case no. 782/2019, was found guilty of sexually abusing a five-year-old girl in Jorhat. The court sentenced him to 30 years of rigorous imprisonment, along with a fine of Rs. 10,000. In default of payment, the convict faces an additional two years’ imprisonment. The verdict underscores the gravity of child sexual abuse cases and the court’s commitment to delivering justice, rejecting attempts to hush up the incident through monetary offers made by the perpetrator’s parents.

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