Sex with minor boy: Bizman granted bail
Mumbai: Three months after a mother approached police with a sexual abuse complaint involving her 16-year-old son, a special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act court recently granted bail to four of the six men arrested in the case. The boy had met the accused on a gay dating app.
In his statement to the magistrate, the boy has said that he had only told three of the accused his actual age. In his police statement, he named 26 people with whom he had alleged- ly been involved sexually or just chatting on the app. He also paid amounts ranging from Rs 15,000 to Rs 65,000 to four of the men he met on the app. A school teacher, one of the accused, has not been given bail.
In its bail order allowing release of the 54-year-old businessman and father of two, the court said, “No doubt the victim boy is 16 years old. However, accused also doesn’t have any criminal antecedent. He is not a professional offender. Keeping him in jail till case is decided on its merits will amount to pre-trial conviction.”
Almost 30% of the DelhiMumbai stretch of the Golden Quadrilateral is unsafe for car, bus and truck occupants, a study by agencies, including World Bank and the National Highways Authority of India, has found, reportsDipak Dash.
The study also assessed the Mumbai-Chennai highway and found nearly half the stretch unsafe. It found that these two NH stretches were even more unsafe for two-wheelers, pedestrians and cyclists, with hardly any facilities for these vulnerable road users.