Jul 13, 2022 06:00 pm
The Mumbai Police today issued fresh circulars cancelling the two orders issued last month by the former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey. The two orders, that currently stand cancelled, pertain to the registration of FIRs of molestation cases and those under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), Act.
The first order issued on June 6 instructed officials from each police station to seek permission from the zonal deputy commissioner before registering any FIR of molestation or any case under POCSO. The order was criticised by the child rights organisations and was also challenged in court.
On Tuesday, a fresh circular cancelling the two orders were issued by the Mumbai police.
A press note was issued by deputy commissioner of police Sanjay Latkar that the order was cancelled after seeking permission from newly appointed Mumbai Police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar. The note read, “If the police stations receive any complaint in connection with POCSO or molestation, appropriate legal action should be taken as per the provisions of the relevant law. On 12/07/2022, the order was issued with the approval of the Commissioner of Police.”