Free Judgments

Dr. Subramanian Swamy vs Raju Through: Juvenile Justice … on 18 December, 2015

1. The issue “whether a juvenile in conflict with law, who is found to have
committed an offence and sent to Special Home by Juvenile Justice Board, can
be released on expiry of the period of stay ordered without ascertaining the
factum of reformation that is necessary for his social reintergration” is sought
to be espoused in this petition filed as Public Interest Litigation.
2. Section 15 of the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act,
2000 (for short ‘the Act’) provides for orders that may be passed by the Juvenile

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Justice Board regarding a juvenile who has committed an offence. The most
stringent of the orders that can be passed under Section 15 is directing the
juvenile to be sent to a Special Home for a maximum period of three years.

Source: Indian Kanoon