A parliamentary committee on Wednesday rejected the government's proposal to try as adults juveniles between 16 and 18 years involved in heinous cases such as rape, saying the move is "in conflict with law" and should be "reviewed".
The government is concerned about growing incidents of heinous crime being committed by minors and the entire issue of juvenility is under its consideration, the Attorney General on Monday told the Supreme Court.
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 newly floated militant organisation, Achik National Cooperation Army (ANCA), is using juveniles to smuggle arms and terrorise people in the Garo Hills region, a senior police official said on Friday.
The city government and the police on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that they have arrived at a consensus on setting up of a special unit to tackle emergent and other safety and security issues in observation homes housing juveniles.
Delhi High Court Wednesday observed that its directions to eliminate incarceration of minors into jails was not being complied by district magistrates and lawyers and called for a check and balance system.
Delhi government on Friday received stern reprimands from high court and the National Human Rights Commission over the recent case of violence and vandalism at a juvenile home here with both calling for better supervision of such shelters to prevent a repeat of such incidents.