Court orders 2 days police custody for Mithun Chakravarthy

A Coimbatore court on Thursday ordered the police to take Mithun Chakravarthy into two days of police custody, who has been arrested under the POCSO Act for sexually abusing a minor who recently died by suicide.

Mithun Chakravarthy, a teacher at the same school where the victim studied has been arrested and jailed by the police on charges of sexual harassment. The police had filed a petition in the court seeking five days of police custody for the accused and the hearing on the petition came up today following which Mithun Chakravarthy was produced in court.

The judges of the special court for POCSO cases ordered the police to take the accused for two days custody and conduct the probe. Police have already launched an investigation into the case and it is noteworthy that the school principal who was arrested has been granted conditional bail.

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