Karnataka HC Allows Reserved Students Under POCSO Act To Take B.Com Exam – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BENGALURU: In a rare case, the Karnataka High Court cleared a 19-year-old student, who was jailed in a case – registered under the IPC as well as the POCSO Act – which is the subject of a investigation, to attend its Annual B.Com Examination, beginning March 15, 2022.

In the meantime, the prison authorities have also been asked to allow the applicant’s parents to provide him with the necessary books. Observing that the student’s future cannot be jeopardized, simply because the case against him is pending, regardless of the merits of the case, Justice V Srishananda issued the order that necessity arose to make appropriate arrangements for him to appear for the examination.

Disposal of the plea filed by the applicant-student requesting bail, the court ordered that the chief examiner/head of the examination center make the appropriate arrangements for the applicant to take the exam in a separate room. and that appropriate security be deployed by the prison authorities at the expense of the applicant, who must accompany the applicant to the examination centre, and after completion must accompany the applicant back to the prison on the same day. Channamanakere Achukattu Police had apprehended the student and taken him into custody on January 20, 2022, following complaints that he had seduced an underage girl.