Human Rights

Juvenile Justice Act violated with impunity by those obligated to implement it, says Justice Masoodi

Srinagar: Responding to the arrest and detention of a juvenile from Sail Chursoo Awantipora by Police Station Lakhanpur with the assistance of PS Awantipora and his shifting to PS Lakhanpur, Justice Masoodi, Chairperson SCOC has in a communication addressed to Principal Secretary to Home and ADG Police expressed his anguish over contravention of provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act with impunity by the Police.

“It has been pointed out that the arrested being a juvenile to the knowledge of PS Awantipora and having been earlier dealt with as such, it was incumbent upon the Police not to arrest much less detain him and shift while in detention to PS Lakhanpur, 400kms from his residence.”

Justice Masoodi lamented over infringement of law by the stakeholders otherwise under an obligation to implement it on ground.

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