Kochi: A plea has been filed in the High Court questioning the delay in arresting POCSO accused Rehna Fathima over a case of posting a video of her minor children painting on her half-naked body.
The petition has been filed by Thiruvalla resident advocate AV Arun Prakash on Wednesday. He pointed out that the investigating officer failed to arrest Fathima despite the High Court dismissing her plea for anticipatory bail on July 24.
The HC had dismissed anticipatory bail and observed that the video amounted to an obscene representation of children for the purposes of ” sexual gratification” and attract offences under Section 13 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Section 67B of Information Technology Act (IT Act).
The plea says, ” Within 10 minutes of the court dismissing her bail plea, Rehana uploaded a video criticising the judiciary and challenging the findings,” adding that she was seen mocking the entire system of law and judiciary in her new video.