Muzaffarnagar: Cases of sexual offences against children has shot up in Muzaffarnagar, with the police registering 170 such cases under POSCO Act in the last 17 months here.
According to police records, 170 cases have been registered in different police stations of the district under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 and also under various sections of the IPC between December 19, 2013 and May 12, 2015.
The number of cases increased from 78 to 170 in past eight months. 78 cases were reported from December 2013 to August 2014 while 92 cases were reported in eight months from September 2014 to May 12, 2015, it said.
On December 19, 2013 POCSO Act was implemented here, it said.
These 170 cases include rape, kidnapping and eve-teasing were reported with the victims aged between five to 14 years. In these cases, statements of the victims have been recorded by a magistrate under section 164 of CrPC, it said.
It is learnt that a special court of Additional District Sessions Judge Rajbir Singh tries these cases, it said.