JJB shuts case as cops miss probe deadline

GURUGRAM: The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) in Gurugram has terminated lawsuits in opposition to a minor accused in a 2018 robbery case due to failure of police to finish the inquiry throughout the prescribed time. The order — the primary of its kind — will have important impact on cases where investigation has not been completed. It is prone to receive advantages accused juveniles.
Principal magistrate of JJB, Gurugram, Manglesh Kumar Choubey, in his order, said that it was in the most efficient interests of kids in battle with the law that some fundamental requirements be adopted through police and their cases not be handled in an unusual and regimen manner.

An adolescent was arrested for robbery in February 2018 but even after a yr, Gurugram police has not completed the investigation, forcing the juvenile to stick in a correction house. The most punishment that the juvenile booked below Section 379 (robbery) of IPC, will have got is 3 years in prison. Earlier, R S Saini, the juvenile’s recommend, had filed an utility, looking for termination of the lawsuits as more than six months had lapsed for the reason that arrest but the inquiry had not been completed. Saini had argued that the offence was a petty one and the case might be terminated below purview of Section 14(IV) of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.

The phase says lawsuits shall stand terminated if inquiry into a petty offence stays inconclusive (for no matter causes), even after an extended period of time.


Countering this, pubic prosecutor Suresh Kumar had said that if the case was terminated, it will inspire others concerned about such offences, and pose a risk to society.


The juvenile was produced before JJB on February 11, 2018. According to the law, inquiry must be completed inside of 4 months of production of the child before the board. It can be prolonged for any other two months. The courtroom seen that six months had lapsed in this case, with none doubt, and the case met all of the necessities of Section 14(IV) of Juvenile Justice Act, permitting termination of lawsuits.


According to the order, it's the accountability of prosecution (police) to finish the inquiry inside of an affordable time, publish relevant studies and produce witnesses before JJB throughout the closing date. The order seen that India was a party to the conference on kid rights adopted through the UN general meeting, which prescribed a suite of requirements to be adhered to through all state parties in securing the most efficient interests of kids and the Juvenile Justice Act was passed to ensure the same. It added that fast trial or inquiry was a basic proper of each and every accused in each and every legal case but it surely become extra basic when the perpetrator was a juvenile.


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