A Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of a juvenile, accused in an attempt to murder case, saying his parents have no control over the boy who indulged in a similar crime when he was out on bail in another offence.
Noting that the issue of lowering age of juveniles involved in heinous crimes from 18 years to 16 years has not been understood in proper perspective, the Government on Friday said there has been no change in its stand and position on the Juvenile Justice Bill, 2014.
Holding that juveniles in conflict with law require considerate and sophisticated handling by investigating agencies and judiciary, a Delhi court has granted bail to a minor, who was facing charge of attempt to murder of an eight-year-old.
The Union Cabinet will on Wednesday discuss a proposal which calls for giving more powers to the Juvenile Justice Board to decide on whether a juvenile above 16 years involved in heinous crimes such as rape is to be sent to a correctional centres or tried in a regular court.
Nearly a year after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl here, the Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre`s stand on criminal courts` power to decide `juvenility` of an offender, who are between the age of 16 to 18 years, in heinous crimes.
Noting the large number of cases where the question of whether or not an accused is a juvenile reach right up to the Supreme Court, the apex court has said that an authentic school leaving certificate (SLC) should confirm the age, and there is no need for a medical determination of this if that document is available.
The younger brother of December 16 gang-rape victim on Saturday allegedly tried to attack the juvenile who he was awarded three-year sentence for the rape and murder of his sister by Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) here.