“It is pertinent to mention here that the trial court judge failed to take cognizance of the age of the victim girl and to understand the relevance of the provisions of the POCSO Act. ”
The Justice said that in many cases the Special Judges who hear cases under the POCSO Act, do not properly understand its scope and purpose. Before sending any case under the POCSO Act to a Special Judge in a Special Court, it is necessary that they should be sensitized and trained in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy. ”
He directed the Registrar General and the Director of the State Judicial Academy to take steps in this regard after the approval of the Chief Justice.
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