Satish Ragde vs State of Maharashtra: Misconceived interpretation of Section 7 of the POCSO Act contrary to the legislative intent

As a matter of intellectual exercise, even before delving into the judicial exposition on the subject, it would be prudent to understand the mind of the legislature in relation to the legislative intent behind Section 7 which is to be read in consonance with the scheme of the Act. The foremost duty of the judge, while interpreting any provision of a statute, is to give effect to the intent of the legislature as long as it not ultra vires the constitutional provisions and contrary to the public good and principle.

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