The Delhi High Court comprising of a bench of  Justice Anup J Bhambhani has allowed a man convicted in a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) case, to attend the wedding ceremony of his elder brother.

The court directed the applicant to be taken in custody by jail or police officers in plain clothes to attend the wedding from 11 am till 11pm today.

Advocate Aishwarya Rao, appearing for the applicant, told the High Court that though this application was filed earlier, it has now been listed as the applicant has approached the court through the counsel for the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee. Knocked on the door.

The Additional Public Prosecutor argued that although the grounds cited for the interim suspension of sentence were pre-verified and it is confirmed that the marriage of the elder brother of the applicant is to be held on June 24, the family of the bride to be Verification could not be completed.

He told the court that the father of the convict had asked the police officer to refuse verification from the bride’s family, saying that if his family comes to know that the applicant is in jail, they cannot proceed with the marriage.

The court taking note of the submissions said, “Given that the marriage is scheduled for June 24, Ms. Rao submits that the applicant may be sent to custody for attending the marriage.” Mr. Sharma has no objection to this action.

The man had been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years under Section 6 of the POSCO Act, under Section 506 IPC (criminal intimidation) for two years and Section 363 IPC (kidnapping) for 3 years.

Earlier, the High Court had dismissed the interim bail application on ground that he had provided wrong information.


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