SC Rejects Minor's Trial In Dec 16 Delhi Gang Rape

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March 28, 2014 AT 7:13 AM
The Supreme Court Friday rejected the plea by the parents of a Dec. 16 Delhi gang rape victim and of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that the juvenile offender in the case be tried by a regular court and not by the Juvenile Justice Board, which has sent him to correctional home for three years -- the maximum sentence under the juvenile act. Swamy in his petition contended that those minors who are intellectually, emotionally and mentally mature to understand the implication of serious crimes committed by them should not be covered under Juvenile Justice Act.