Supreme Court rejected the bail to the accused having a love affair with a minor girl: The Supreme Court observed that the love affair is irrelevant in an offence where the victim is a minor and the accused is a major. The bail has been granted by High Court to the accused. It is upon the pretext of the accused was accepting to marry the victim girl who was a minor. The offence of 376 of IPC has been committed to her.
The bench comprising of justice D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant while hearing an appeal which was filed against the bail granted to the accused under section 376 of IPC and section 6 of POCSO Act. by High Court of Jharkhand. The accused took the victim to a hotel when she was 13 years old in the promise of marriage and committed the offence. It is prime facia that the consent was not valid.
After that, an obscene video has been sent to the father of the victim. The accused denied marrying the girl. An FIR has been launched by the victim in a district of Ranchi where inter alia he was charged with section 376 of IPC and under section 6 of the POCSO Act. The court noted that the bail granted by the Jharkhand high court was also under the
condition. So the Supreme Court decided that in regards to the gravity of the offence hence the bail is rejected and granted bail by the High Court is totally erroneous.