Can deadline for preliminary assessment of juveniles in heinous offences be extended? Supreme Court answers

The Court passed the decision on an appeal challenging a decision of the Karnataka High Court in a rape case involving a child in conflict with law.
Juvenile in Jail
Juvenile in Jail

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the three-month deadline under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act or JJ Act for preliminary assessment of the child aged 16 years and above, in case of a heinous offence, is not mandatory but directory [Child in conflict with law Through his mother v. State of Karnataka and Another].

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