Age determination of juvenile offenders shall be completed within 15 days: HC

‘IO shall ensure that ossification test is conducted, report is obtained and filed before the Juvenile Justice Board’

The Delhi High Court has directed that the method of age determination of a juvenile in battle with regulation shall be completed within 15 days of submitting of paperwork and ossification take a look at by the Investigating Officer (IO) of a case.

The High Court stated the IO shall be certain that the ossification take a look at in relation to the juvenile is completed, a report is obtained and filed earlier than the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) within 15 days from the date the take a look at is ordered by the board.

“In all cases pertaining to juveniles in conflict with law, regardless of the nature of offences alleged, the JJB shall ensure that the process of age-determination of the juvenile is completed within 15 days from the filing of documents relating to proof of age/ossification test report by the IO, as the case may be,” a Bench of Justices Siddharth (*15*) and Anup Jairam Bhambhani stated.

The High Court issued varied instructions for additional streamlining the method of inquiries referring to juveniles and made it clear that they need to be scrupulously complied with by all of the authorities involved.

The Bench was coping with varied points pertaining to the interpretation and efficient implementation of some provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.

The court docket granted 4 weeks’ time to the State to apprise it of the quantity of instances the place inquiries are pending in every JJB right here towards juveniles for a interval between six months to at least one 12 months, together with the date of establishment of the inquiry and the date of the primary manufacturing in every case.

The court docket stated the knowledge shall ideally embody the rehabilitation plan/ particular person care plan for every little one or juvenile.

It listed the matter for additional consideration on December 14.

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA , 2021-11-07 02:40:06

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