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Install computers to expedite juvenile cases, says HC

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today directed the State Government to provide the JJB (Juvenile Justice Board) with computers to expedite the disposal of cases.

A division bench of Justice Manmohan Sarin and Justice JM Malik observed that the state government should also constitute a three-member committee over the requirement of the computers in the JJB.

The committee would submit its report before the High Court within 15 days.

The High Court was reacting to a report submitted by a JJB panel over the reasons for pendency of the cases in the JJB for longer than laid down in the law.

According to law, a juvenile case must be completed within four months.

The JJB report was in pursuant to a High Court order to the JJB to file a comprehensive report over reasons for pendency of cases.

The JJB report cited lack of computers as the main reason for the cases languishing for many years before the board.

The court was informed that the cases in the JJB were put on records manually.

The Court had taken suo motu notice of escape of the juveniles from boys' observation shelter at Majnu Ka Tila in 2004.

Rajeev Awasthi has been appointed as Amicus to assist the court in the case.

UNI SSS XC RM RAI1838

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