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Bombay High Court grants bail to POCSO accused, says minor girl was capable of understanding consequences of her act

Further, the Court stated that the possibility of the young boy being smitten by infatuation could not be ruled out and though he may take the consequences of the accusations levelled against him, further incarceration was not necessary.

“This is however, subject to the stipulation that he shall, in no way establish contact with the prosecutrix and shall move himself along with the family from the area where the prosecutrix is residing and shall not enter in no way make any attempt to establish contact with him, either physically or virtually,” the Court made it clear.

Therefore, the Court directed the applicant to be released on bail on furnishing a PR bond to the extent of ₹25,000 with one or two sureties of the like amount.

Source: Barandbench

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