Section 16 POCSO Act (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012): Abetment of an offence.

Section 16 POCSO Act (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012): Abetment of an offence.

Abetment of an offence. – A person abets an offence, who-
First.–Instigates any person to do that offence; or

Secondly.–Engages with one or more other person or persons in any conspiracy for the doing of that offence, if an act or illegal omission takes place in pursuance of that conspiracy, and in order to the doing of that offence; or

Thirdly.-Intentionally aids, by any act or illegal omission, the doing of that offence.

Explanation I.-A person who, by wilful misrepresentation, or by wilful concealment of a material fact, which he is bound to disclose, voluntarily causes or procures, or attempts to cause or procure a thing to be done, is said to instigate the doing of that offence.
Explanation II.-Whoever, either prior to or at the time of commission of an act, does anything in order to facilitate the commission of that act, and thereby facilitates the commission thereof, is said to aid the doing of that act.
Explanation III.-Whoever employ, harbours, receives or transports a child, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or of a position, vulnerability or the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of any offence under this Act, is said to aid the doing of that act.



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