Twenty years after Murder, Accused held to be Juvenile by Supreme Court, acquitted

Murali Krishnan April 15 2019

The Supreme Court today acquitted a person in a murder case on the ground that he was a juvenile at the time of commission of the offence.

A Bench of Justices Abhay Manohar Sapre and Dinesh Maheshwari held that since the accused was a juvenile, there was no need to go into the merits of the case. The Court placed reliance on the judgment in Raju vs. The State of Haryana [2019(4) SCALE 398] wherein a similar question was involved.

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