A Four Decade Murder Case Closed as Accused found to be Juvenile at the time of Occurrence, says Supreme Court

The bench comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, though upheld the conviction.

Special leave petition was made in Supreme Court challenging the judgement of Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. The appellant was accused of Murder.

In this case, three laws are involved. One is Juvenile Justice Act, 1986, Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act of 2015

The 1986 Act defines Juvenile as “A person below sixteen years in case of a boy and below eighteen years in case of a girl on the date the boy or girl is brought for first appearance before the court or the competent authority.” The 2000 Act did not distinguish between a boy or girl and a person under the age of eighteen years is a juvenile.

Directed the Juvenile Justice Board to pass direction/orders under Section 15 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 regarding detention and Custody, and include question of determination and payment of appropriate quantum of fine to the family of deceased.

The appeal was partly allowed and other pending applications were disposed.

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 860 OF 2019
Case name: SATYA DEO BHOOREY vs. STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH

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