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Juvenile Justice Act: Child Cannot Be Automatically Tried As An Adult Even If It Commits Heinous Crime: Bombay High Court

Lawstreet Journal 23 Mar 2022 8:14pm

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In a recent criminal revision application, the Bombay High Court addressed the issue of whether a child in conflict with the law (CCL) qualifies to be prosecuted as an adult.[1]


Facts leading to this application are that Vijayant Shankarlal Jaiswal, Officer in-charge of the Anti-Terrorist Squad Unit, Aurangabad, received secret information in the last week of August 2018 that some persons had engaged themselves in terrorist activities in Mumbai  and Aurangabad areas. He secretly obtained the name, addresses and cell phone numbers of the suspects. He put suspects under surveillance. From the information received, it revealed that one Mohsin Khan and his associates had established a group "Ummat E Mohammadia" and some trusted and like-minded persons were made members of the group. On the basis of information collected by him, Shri Jaiswal was suspecting that there was strong possibility that suspects would carry out some terrorist activities in Mumbai. Accordingly, he formed four teams and conducted the house search of suspects in the presence of Panchas, special experts and seized the articles like hand gloves, plastic bottles containing liquor bottle along with cards, mobile phones, mouse killing medicine of Commando Company, pesticides and sharp weapons etc.

On the arrest of accused No.1, it was revealed that they  had made some poisonous substance which was to be added in food at a function or in the water so as to cause mass murder. Thus, according to the prosecution, accused Nos.1 to 9 were indoctrinated with the ideology of terrorist… Continue Reading...

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