Supreme Court refuses Subramanian Swamy PIL on JJ Act; Sees no need to interfere with age of juvenility [Download Judgment]

Murali Krishnan March 28 2014

The Supreme Court today refused to interfere with the age of juvenility in cases where juveniles are guilty of heinous crimes. In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Subramanian Swamy, a 3 judge Bench comprising Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Shiva Kirti Singh declined to read down the provisions of Juvenile Justice Act to account for the mental and intellectual capacity of a juvenile offender.

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