Patna: The Bihar State Human Rights
Commission Chairman S N Jha ob Saturday asked the police to act as
reformers to juveniles who are charged in criminal cases and
handle them in a sensitive manner.
The police should ensure that the juveniles charged with
criminal cases be treated in a sympathetic manner and
counselled to leave the world of crime and related activities,
he said here on the occasion of the foundation of Special
Juvenile Police Unit.
Jha said there were elaborate guidelines for the
protection and care of juveniles, enacted three years ago, and
the police authorities may accordingly perform their role as
reformers to the juveniles in their custody.
The Director General of Police Neelmani said some youths
do stray in their formative years, but they can be brought to
mainstream if handled in a sensitive manner by the society,
including the police.
Citing that there have been instances of some youths
being lured to criminal and militant activities by the
terrorist and subversive outfits, he said this has put
additional responsibility on the social and administrative
system to deal with the youths with care.