Amend Criminal Procedure Code (Delhi High Court)

Ongoing PILs towards ensuring State Accountability, Law reform and effective governance; Independent Thought vs. UOI, in  Delhi High Court [W.P.(C) 3811 of 2019] CACM seek the following; 

  • Declare Section 198(6) CrPC being inconsistent with POCSO as unconstitutional 
  • Amend Section 198(1), CrPC to remove restriction and widen locus standi on who can report in reference to section 19 read with Section 21 POCSO Act, 2012 
  • Amend and expand the definition of ‘Person’ under Section 198(3) CrPC to include and empower agencies under JJ Act esp Childline and CWC to file complaints on behalf of minor child 
  • Allow minor victims of marital rape to file compliant till age of 20 yrs similar to annulment u/s 3(3) PCMA