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Juvenile to be tried as adult can seek benefit of Juvenile Justice Act: High Court

Mumbai, October 28: Merely because a juvenile is directed to be tried as an adult in a case does not mean he or she can be denied the benefit of provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, the Bombay High Court said while granting bail to a youngster in a murder case. A single bench of Justice Bharati Dangre on October 21 granted bail to a youngster arrested in 2020 by Borivali police for murder. The accused was 17 years old at the time of the...
North East

Meghalaya HC raps Chief Secy for inaction against officials involved in illegal coal mining

Shillong, April 4: The Meghalaya High Court rapped the chief secretary on Monday for failing to take action against government officials who ''looked the other way'' and ''actively aided'' illegal coal mining in the state. Hearing a suo motu PIL, the three-member full-bench of the high court said the time frame set to dispose of the previously mined coal was not been adhered to, leading to fresh illegal mining of coal, which was attempted to be passed off as coal that was mined earlier. ''This could not have happened without...
North East

Meghalaya HC orders surprise checks on Army vehicles in light of allegations of drug transport

Shillong, March 31: The Meghalaya High Court has ordered surprise checks on Army vehicles in the wake of allegations that drugs are sometimes transported in military trucks, which are generally immune from such inspections. The order was passed by a division bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice W Diengdoh, while hearing a PIL filed by former chairperson of the Meghalaya State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) M Kharkongor. The high court also lauded the amicus curiae for meticulous work involving visiting correctional homes, opioid substitution therapy...
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