School Transfer certificate cannot be relied upon to determine age under Juvenile Justice Act: Supreme Court

A bench led by Justice S Ravindra Bhat observed that it was erroneous and incorrect for the courts below to allow reliance on a transfer certificate to determine the age of a minor.
Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Aravind Kumar
Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Aravind Kumar

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that school transfer certificate cannot be the basis to determine age of a person under the Juvenile Justice Act (JJ Act) [P Yuvaprakash vs State Rep by Inspector of Police].

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