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‘Despite Clear Mandate Of Section 357-A CrPC, Non- Implementation Of It By Criminal Courts Is Disturbing’, Chhattisgarh HC Orders 7 Lakhs Compensation For Rape Victim

The Chhattisgarh High Court recently held in a Writ petition that the Petitioner (the Rape victim) was entitled to compensation (₹7 lakhs along with interest) under Section 357-A of the CrPC read with Section 33(8) of the POCSO Act. The bench of Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal also observed that,
“Despite clear mandate contained in Section 357-A of the Code and mandate of their Lordships of the Supreme Court in this regard in the judgments cited, the criminal courts are not even considering the question of compensation to the victims, particularly the rape victims which is not only disturbing but warranting remedial steps to be taken forthwith.”

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.