Delhi: Subramanian Swamy empowered against juvenile accused

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New Delhi, Jan 28: It seems that after an initial setback, Subramanian Swamy has been put on the gaining side once again in his battle against the juvenile accused of infamous Delhi gang-rape case.

The Juvenile Board, which is expected to pass its judgement on Monday, Jan 28 regarding the age of controversy of the sixth accused of the case, asked the Janata Party chief to clarify the definition of juvenile with Delhi High Court.

Swamy on Monday tweeted, "Today Juvenile Court gave me green signal to get definition of juvenile clarified by HC. This is what the HC had wanted last week. So Go Go!"

The Juvenile Board is expected to decide whether the certificates provided by the sixth accused are valid or not. Earlier the board had rejected Swamy's petition demanding that no leniency be shown towards the accused, who claims to be a juvenile, because of the brutal nature of the crime. He also had urged to prosecute the sixth accused along with the other five men in fast-track court.

Following the Juvenile Board's rejection, Janata Party general secretary Jagdish Shetty was quoted as saying, "...We would be filing an appeal against the order in several fora including the Delhi High Court."

The high court earlier had disposed of his plea, saying, "There was no cause of action to entertain this PIL at this stage." The bench had, however, given Swamy the liberty to "take proper recourse" by moving a sessions court if JJB did not allow his plea on the issue.

Controversies over Juvenile Act in this country surfaced when 17-year-old accused of Delhi horror was not tried in the fast-track court.

A 23-year-old para-medical student was raped by six men and later was thrown out of a moving bus in the national capital on Dec 16, 2012. After fighting for her life, she passed away in a hospital is Singapore. The brutal gang-rape enraged all, especially young people who protested against the government demanding justice for the victim and more security for women.

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