Offence not having minimum sentence of 7 years cannot be treated as heinous offence under Juvenile Justice Act: SC

The Apex Court held that the juvenile accused in a 2016 hit and run case is to be tried as a juvenile, and not as an adult.
Offence not having minimum sentence of 7 years cannot be treated as heinous offence under Juvenile Justice Act: SC

The Supreme Court today held that the main accused in the infamous Mercedes hit and run case of 2016 will be tried as a juvenile, and not as an adult. Faced with two possible interpretations of law, the Court chose the view in favour of children.

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