New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Centre in response to a petition from Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday. The court has asked Centre to file its reply in a sealed envelope about Swamy's plea that the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape case should not be released.
In his petition, citing IB reports, Swamy also claimed that the juvenile has been radicalised and could be a threat to the society.
"The juvenile convict should be kept with wild animals for committing such heinous crime. It is dangerous to free such people. There are certain flaws in our law. The juvenile laws are applicable only for people committing crimes like stealing food or bicycle but this law is not applicable for such kind of heinous crimes," said Swamy.
"According to the report of Indian Intelligence bureau, the juvenile accuse has turned into a jihadi. So, the court should interfere and make certain provisions in the law regarding this. The government should move court and seek to arrest the juvenile accused under National Security Act. I am going to court and the court will decide what needs to be done. Let us see how the court case goes," he added.
The Union Home Ministry is contemplating to ask the juvenile convict to sign a legal bond affirming good behaviour after his release from the reformatory home.