Delhi HC blast: Court upholds verdict against juvenile

New Delhi, Aug 17: A Delhi court upheld the verdict of the Juvenile Justice Board which had found a juvenile guilty of taking part in the Delhi High Court blast. On September 7 2011, a power explosion rocked the Delhi High Court in which 15 persons died and 79 were injured.

The NIA which probed the case filed chargesheets against Wasim Akram Malik, Amir Abbas Dev, Amir Ali Kamal, Junaid Akram Malik, Shakir Hussain Sheikh and Abu Bilal and also a juvenile.

Court upholds verdict against juvenile

The Juvenile Justice Board which tried the juvenile found him guilty and sent him to the juvenile home for a period of three years. Following this order the juvenile went in appeal against the order.

The Patiala House Court at New Delhi upheld the order of the board and held him guilty under the provisions of the unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Indian Panel Code and Explosive Substances Act for various offences including criminal conspiracy for terrorists Act and waging war against the Government of India.

As per the law a juvenile involved in an offence cannot be sent to regular prison. A case of a juvenile is taken up by the Juvenile Justice Board and the law states that if found guilty he should be remanded in a juvenile home and prescribe a reformative sentence.

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