[Juvenile Justice Act] Extracting confession from child during preliminary assessment unconstitutional: Delhi High Court

The Court held that extracting confession from a child about the manner in which the offence was committed, is beyond the scope of the preliminary assessment report prepared under Section 15 of the JJ Act.
Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has held that extracting confession from a child about the manner in which the offence was committed, is beyond the scope of the preliminary assessment report prepared under Section 15 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act) and is 'unconstitutional' [Vikas Sangwan vs State].

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