Bail can be denied to juvenile accused if release likely to defeat ends of justice: Allahabad High Court

The Court said that the term "ends of justice" includes factors such as nature of the crime and merits of the case even though ordinarily these factors are not to be considered for grant of bail.
Juvenile in Jail
Juvenile in Jail

The Allahabad High Court on Friday denied bail to a 15-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl, while observing that a juvenile's bail plea can be denied if his release is likely to defeat the ends of justice [X v. State of UP].

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