Juvenile in custody for 2.5 years granted bail by Karnataka High Court on ground that maximum punishment is 3 years jail

The juvenile and 21 others are accused of murdering two persons.
 juvenile in conflict with law, Juvenile Justice Act
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A person who had been charged for murder when he was 17 years old was granted bail by the Karnataka High Court on the ground that he had already been in custody for 2.5 years and the maximum punishment for a juvenile is imprisonment for 3 years.

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