Proceedings under POCSO Act cannot be Quashed on Compromise: AHC

The Allahabad High Court (‘AHC’) rejected an application filed for quashing the proceedings under Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012 (‘Act’), after the mother of the victim and the accused came to a compromise, stating the victims of the Act cannot come to a compromise as if it is a compoundable offence or a civil cause. The AHC further said “An offence of rape or one under Section 7/8 of the Act of 2012 is an offence against the society, the truth of which has to be established before a Court of competent jurisdiction on the basis of whatever evidence is led at the trial.