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Police chief reviews POCSO cases

New Delhi: In a recent meeting, the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik reviewed the status of POCSO cases registered in districts and units of city police.

Police sources told Millennium Post that in a crime review meeting, presentation was made on the pendency of POCSO Act cases.

In rape cases including POCSO, as many as 501 cases were disposed of. In POCSO act cases, 37 and nearly 255 cases of POCSO act with IPC were disposed of.

Pending cases till January 1

In POCSO act cases, 29 cases and POCSO act with IPC nearly 121 cases were pending as on January 1, 2019.

Sources added that in total rape cases including POCSO, 272 cases were found pending till January 1.

Pending cases till June 12

As many as 141 cases were found pending till June 12 for rape incidents including POCSO cases.

In only POCSO act cases, nearly seven cases reported whereas in POCSO act with IPC, 46 cases were pending.

Police sources said that the top cop asked districts to clear the backlog of the cases.

Plan to tackle crime against women

In 2018, city police informed the LG (Delhi) that investigation of crime against women cases is being accorded high priority.

In case, the investigation is not completed in 20 days, an alert is generated for Joint CP (Range) and Special CP (Law and Order).

As of now, investigation of rape cases, POCSO cases and other cases of crime against women are assigned to women IOs, preferably of SI level.

A task-force under Special CP (Crime) has also been constituted to monitor cases against SC/STs and under POCSO

Act.

A data published by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), which stated that 42 percent of the accused in cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act are neighbours of the children and the area of offence is the house of

victims.

The DCPCR data, accessed by Millennium Post, claimed that from January 2017 to October 2018, they received 341 POCSO cases.

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