NEW DELHI 07 MAY 2010
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, is the primary law for adjudication and disposal of matters relating to children in conflict with law. As pre the information published by the National Crime Records Bureau [NCRB] in Crime in India 2008, the number of juveniles apprehended for different crimes in Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special & Local Laws (SLL) and disposal of cases in 2008, are given below:
|S.No||States/UT’s||Cases registered under IPC & SLL during 2008||Disposal of cases during 2008|
|1.||Andaman & Nicobar||58||36|
|8.||Daman & Diu||11||8|
|9.||Dadar & Nagar Haveli||22||22|
|15.||Jammu and Kashmir||12||8|
The Juvenile Justice Act provides that where a juvenile having been charged with offence is produced before a Board, the Board shall hold inquiry in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the inquiry shall be completed within a period of four months from the date of its commencement, unless the period is extended by the Board having regard to the circumstances of the case after recording the reasons in writing for such extension.
The Act further provides that the Chief Judicial Magistrate or the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate as the case may be, shall review the pendency of cases of the Board at every six months, and shall direct the Board to increase the frequency of its sittings or may cause the constitution of additional Boards, wherever needed.
This information was given by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child Development (IC) in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID :61646)
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