Juveniles` escape: HC asks TN govt to file affidavit
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Last Updated: Monday, August 30, 2010, 23:42
Chennai: The Madras High Court today took suo motu cognisance of a report about the escape of 18 boys from a juvenile home and directed the state government to file an affidavit on the security measures taken for the safety of juveniles lodged in Observation Homes.

The First Bench, comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam, treated a press report on the issue as a PIL and gave the directions.

The Judges also told the authorities concerned to reply to an allegation about the shortage of space inside a city home, forcing juveniles to sleep on the verandah.

Additional Advocate-General, P Wilson, submitted that a heap of debris from a construction site dumped adjacent to the compound wall may have facilitated the escape on Saturday night.

The Judges told the city Corporation Commissioner to file an affidavit stating why the civic body allowed builders and property owners in the vicinity of the Home to dump the debris along side of the wall.

The petition will be taken up on September eight.


First Published: Monday, August 30, 2010, 23:42

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