Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Delhi HC blasts: Juvenile accused gets 3 years of maximum punishment

The September 2011 Delhi High Court blasts had left 15 people dead. (Source: PTI) The September 2011 Delhi High Court blasts had left 15 people dead. (Source: PTI)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: July 9, 2014 6:41 pm

An accused in the 2011 Delhi High Court blast case, who was a minor at the time of his arrest, was sentenced to maximum punishment of three years on Wednesday by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) under law.

The accused, who was among the six residents from Jammu and Kashmir to be charged by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for waging war against the state, was later tried by the JJB after birth certificates procured from his village ascertained him to be a minor.

On Wednesday, Principal Magistrate of JJB-1, Vishal Singh, sentenced him to three years of punishment – the maximum sentence a juvenile can be awarded under law.

Ruling that the Juvenile in Conflict with Law be kept at a special home at Majnu Ka Tila, Singh directed the Suprintendent of the Special Home to take “special care” of his safety and security against the “potential dangers to his life”.

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