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Exemplary guidelines for the Police regarding sexual assault

RAHAT is a collaboration between Women and Child Development and Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai, to provide Socio-Legal Support to Victims of Sexual Assault. One of the initiatives taken by RAHAT was the drafting of  guidelines for Police while recording and investigating cases of Sexual Assault. A circular with these guidelines has been issued by the Police Commissioner of Mumbai to all police stations in Mumbai. 

This is the English translation of the circular.

Special Police Circular No. 27/2013, Dated 12.8.2013

Sexual offences against:

• a person (boy or girl) under 18 years of age shall be registered under POCSO ( Protection of Children from Sexual Offences)Act,  2012

• a woman above 18 years of age shall be registered under IPC ( Under Ss. 354, 354A, 354B, 354C, 354D, 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D, 376E and 509 IPC) Continue reading Exemplary guidelines for the Police regarding sexual assault