Writ of habeas corpus not maintainable against Judicial Magistrate/ Child Welfare Committee order sending minor to Juvenile home: Allahabad HC

"... it can be safely concluded that the writ of Habeas Corpus is not maintainable against the judicial order or an order passed by the Child Welfare Committee under the J.J. Act", the Court said.
Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court has ruled that a writ of habeas corpus (filed for the release of persons illegally detained) is not maintainable against judicial orders passed to send a minor victim to a juvenile home/ Nari Niketan/ Child Care Home by a Magistrate or a Child Welfare Committee under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

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