Maneka wants time limit to be removed

Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi wanted the Law Ministry to remove the time limit for reporting child sexual abuse and sought to allow people to complain years later. Her letter to the Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was under consideration.

Right now under Section 468 of the Criminal Procedure Code, any offence including child abuse has to be reported within three years of the incident. However under Section 473 of the CrPC, the Court can take cognisance of the case if it is in the interest of justice and if the delay is properly explained. She also expressed her support for actress Tanushree Dutta who has levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against actor Nana Patekar.