Uttarakhand High Court dismisses the bail appeal of a minor

Team SoOLEGAL 23 Jul 2020 3:26pm

Uttarakhand High Court dismisses the bail appeal of a minor

A minor's (16 year old) bail appeal was rejected by the Uttarakhand High Court. The appeal challenged the decision passed by the Juvenile Justice Board. The basis of his appeal was ‘children in conflict with the law’ and Section -12 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

The minor followed a youngster from the school to his house. When the frightened youngster objected, the accused threatened to kill him. The boy had informed the police about this. One night the accused had set the informant's house on fire and had bolted the main gate from outside. The informant saw him and another person sprinkling petrol on the house. The CCTV footage also confirmed this. So, the minor was arrested in Roorkee, Haridwar district, under Section 307, 342, and 436 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

The magistrate at the Juvenile Justice Board had said in his order that if the minor was released under bail, it would further deteriorate him mentally. Also noted that the minor’s alleged act represents his poor psychological condition and a desire for retaliation.

The magistrate stated that the accused was 17 years old, 7 months old and 19 days old on the date of the incident. It wasn't a single act, too. It has been a sequence.

The High Court held that the learned courts below had not made any mistake in not letting the minor go on bail. Thus, his bail appeal was dismissed. 

Tagged: Uttarakhand High Court   Juvenile Justice Act   Section -12   Juvenile Justice Board   Indian Penal Code  
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