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Victim Compensation sexual offences or acid attack

Submitted by asandil on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 11:47

The victim of sexual offences, acid attack or others can get compensation up to 5 lacs from legal services authority of concerned state. As in Delhi from Delhi Legal Services Authority under concerned state victim compensation scheme as in Delhi, Delhi victim compensation Scheme’ 2015.

In such type of cases, the victim/victims are suffering physical, mental and emotional injuries due to the commission of the offence and her dignity is also being lower down in the society. Even in this situation, the victim/victims are supporting the case of the prosecution resulting into the conviction of the accused. Therefore, Honorable Supreme Court in the case title NIPUN SAXENA & ANR. VS. UNION OF INDIA & ORS held that:-

The Compensation scheme for woman victim/survivor of sexual assault/other crime, 2018 has been made operational from 02.10.2018. The apex court has also held that NALSA compensation scheme would function as a guideline for the special court for the award of compensation under rule 7 of POCSO, Rules, 2012 until the rules are finalized by the central Government. It has also been held that the Special judge will also pass appropriate orders regarding actual physical payment of the compensation for the benefit of the child victim. So, as per guidelines of NALSA read with Victim Compensation scheme of the concerned state or union territory.