About 15,000 juvenile cases pending in Bihar
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 30, 2010, 18:11
Patna: There are about 15,000 cases against juveniles pending in Bihar till March 2010, according to the social justice department.

The state capital topped the list with 1381 cases, while Gaya and Saran have 817 and 720 cases, the department said.

There were 653 juvenile cases in Bhagalpur, while Betia, Munger, Nalanda and Purnia have 339, 310, 263 and 223 cases.

The cases are pending for a long time despite section 14 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 which mandates disposal of such cases within four months of registration.

The department officials, however, expressed optimism that the trial of the juvenile cases would be fastracked in the districts following constitution of the juvenile justice tribunal in all districts.

Besides, appointment of the judicial magistrates and allied infrastructure will be put in place soon to expeditiously disposal of such cases.

To accommodate the offenders, 19 additional remand homes would be build in the state, they said.


First Published: Sunday, May 30, 2010, 18:11

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