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Hyd to have special children's court for POCSO offences

PTI
Published : Dec 6, 2017, 1:18 pm IST
Updated : Dec 6, 2017, 1:20 pm IST

The court will have all the required facilities in order to make the child feel comfortable to speak to the judge and advocates.

The court will not only conduct speedy trials but also reduce re-victimisation of the victims,
 The court will not only conduct speedy trials but also reduce re-victimisation of the victims," the ACP(crimes and SIT) said. (Representational Image)

Hyderabad: The city police's 'Bharosa' support centre for women and children will soon have a designated children's court to try cases of sexual offences against the minors, a senior police official said on Wednesday.

The police is hopeful that the court will conduct speedy trials to ensure justice to the children.

"The Hyderabad High Court has accepted the proposal for permitting the designated court for offences to be tried under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the Bharosa centre for speedy disposal of child sexual abuse cases," Additional Commissioner of Police (crimes and SIT) Swati Lakra told reporters in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

She said the court will follow child-friendly practices. "It will not only conduct speedy trials but also reduce re-victimisation of the victims," Lakra said.

The court will be set up as per the guidelines provided in the POCSO Act. It will have all the required facilities in order to make the child feel comfortable and at ease to speak to the judge and advocates, she said.

Bharosa was launched on May 7, 2016 with the aim of providing support to the victims of cases of violence like rape, serious cases of domestic violence and child sexual abuse.

Since its launch, the centre has dealt with more than 2,900 cases pertaining to various offences, according to police.

Tags: bharosa cell, pocso, juvenile justice, special children court
Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad