Should criminal be treated according to law or on the basis of their crime? Part-II

The juvenile convict in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case is set to walk free after the Delhi HC turned down the Centre's appeal to impose a stay order on his release. The Centre, with the limited legal options it could avail, had appealed against the release of the convict who was a minor at the time of sentencing. The court said that it doesn't have the directive or mandate to stay his release. According to the Juvenile Justice Act, a juvenile can't be kept in the home for more than three years - a period that comes to an end on 20 December for the convict in this particular case.

Dec 18, 2015, 18:58 PM IST