[Juvenile Justice] Age of accused on date of crime relevant and not date of arrest: Meghalaya High Court

The Court opined that in a case where an accused is absconding, it may take months or years before he is arrested and hence determining the age of the accused based on date of arrest would be incorrect.
Child in conflict with law, Juvenile Justice Act
Child in conflict with law, Juvenile Justice Act

The Meghalaya High Court on Monday held that in order to decide on juvenility of an accused, the age of the accused on the date of occurrence of crime is what is relevant and not the age on the date of arrest [Bashan Skhem Kharsahnoh vs. State of Meghalaya].

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