Pocso lawyer scores century, sends 100 to jail in four years | India News

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MUMBAI: It is a century that she is both happy and sad about. Happy that she helped put behind bars men who were held guilty of sexually abusing and preying on children and sad that the tribe of such men has only grown since she became a special public prosecutor.
Geeta Sharma, a special PP since July 2017 for courts trying cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso), nailed her hundredth conviction on Thursday at the session court in south Mumbai. She has been a prosecutor for more than 200 cases, she says. Since last March when the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown began, she secured 33 convictions in her cases. Her tally includes 18 convictions with life imprisonments, four with a 20-year prison sentence, 16 the convict got sentenced to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment.
Thursday’s conviction was for an offence of kidnapping with accused acquitted of sexual…

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