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Ryan School Murder: Punjab and Haryana HC deny the grant bail to Accused-Student for gashing 8-year-old

Lawstreet Journal 2 Jul 2020 11:11pm

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The single bench of Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan of the Punjab and Haryana High Court denied the bail plea of a student XII a minor and accused in the 2017 Ryan School Murder Case. Further, the bench stated that the benefit of bail to a juvenile, under Section 12 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 could not be given to the accused for a such heinous crime, as the SC had directed to treat him as an “Adult” for the purposes of a trial. 

“Though it is a well-settled principle of law that an application for bail filed by a person who is above of 16 years of age and is alleged to have committed a heinous crime as per Section 2(33) of the Act, pending preliminary assessment by the Board, can be allowed, however, this court is not inclined to grant any relief to the petitioner, in view of the order dated 28.02.2019 passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, directing that for deciding the bail application, the petitioner be treated as an “Adult”, therefore, there is little scope for this court to find out whether the petitioner can be granted the relief under Section 12 of the Act,” the High Court observed. 

On 8th September 2017, there was a murder of a child who studied in class II named Prince (Fictitious name given by SC to hide the identity) his body was recovered from the washroom of the Ryan International School, Gurugram, Haryana. In the initial… Continue Reading...

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