POCSO Court in Kokrajhar Convicts School Principal for Two Cases, Applauds Investigative Team

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POCSO Court in Kokrajhar Convicts School Principal for Two Cases, Applauds Investigative Team
Justice Served: Kokrajhar POCSO Court Hands Down Conviction to School Principal
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Kokrajhar, Assam, Date: August 1, 2023:

In a significant development, the Special POCSO Court in Kokrajhar has pronounced the conviction of Sri. David Bright Basumatary, the Principal of Divine Merry English Medium School, in two cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, dating back to February 2022. The accused has been sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 20,000.

The court's decision comes after rigorous investigation and prosecution by the Investigating Officer (IO) SI Siba Prasad Kalita and Public Prosecutor (PP) Sri Manjit Ghosh. Their diligent efforts were instrumental in securing the conviction of the accused, ensuring justice for the victims and their families.

Today, the news of the conviction received additional support and praise from the highest ranks of law enforcement in Assam. The Director General of Police (DGP) of Assam, Mr. Rajiv Kumar Bora, took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the verdict.

In his tweet, the DGP stated, "A commendable effort by the Investigating Officer SI Siba Prasad Kalita and the Public Prosecutor Sri Manjit Ghosh, who worked tirelessly to bring this case to a successful conclusion. The conviction of Sri. David Bright Basumatary sends a strong message against crimes targeting children. #ChildSafety #JusticeServed"

As the news spreads across the region, experts from various fields have lauded the efforts of the investigative team. Among them, the local community has expressed appreciation for the professionalism demonstrated during the investigation and trial.

"Cases like these require thorough investigation and attention to detail to bring justice to the victims and their families," a local resident stated. "We commend the IO SI Siba Prasad Kalita and PP Sri Manjit Ghosh for their unwavering commitment to the pursuit of justice. Their efforts set a remarkable example for others, and it's crucial that such cases receive the attention they deserve."

The conviction of the school principal highlights the significance of safeguarding children from all forms of abuse and violence. It serves as a stark reminder of the need for continued efforts to protect the vulnerable members of society.

The court's decision and the dedication of the investigative team demonstrate the commitment of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary in addressing crimes against children. It reinforces the importance of a fair and swift legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.

As the nation grapples with the issue of child safety, the conviction in this case stands as a beacon of hope and serves as a call to action for all stakeholders to work together to create a safer environment for children across the country.