Mangaluru, Dec 02, 2022: The Second Additional POCSO Court has slapped a penalty of Rs 5 lakh on two women police officers for arresting an innocent person in a POCSO case and keeping him in judicial custody for one year.
Sub-Inspector Rosamma PP and Inspector Revathi of the Women’s Police station are the two officers who will have to pay the fine amount which would go as compensation to the arrested man Naveen Sequeira.
The court has also asked the Home Department Chief Secretary to initiate legal action against the two officers.
Naveen Sequeira was arrested in a POCSO case by the two officers. In this case the victim had merely mentioned the accused as Naveen and the cops believed that Naveen Sequeira himself was the accused.
During the hearing and taking into cognizance the arguments of the lawyers for Sequeira the court came into conclusion that Naveen was innocent.