Child in conflict with law under Juvenile Justice Act can file anticipatory bail plea under Section 438 CrPC: Bombay High Court

The Court said that denying a juvenile in conflict with law an opportunity to exercise right of preferring an anticipatory bail application would be violative of Article 14 of the Constitution.
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court on Friday held that in absence of provisions governing grant of anticipatory bail under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act [JJ Act], a juvenile in conflict with law can file an anticipatory bail application under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) [Raman S/o. Prakash Mundhe and Anr. vs The State of Maharashtra].

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