Delhi gang-rape: Minor accused could get a maximum of 3 yrs in jail if convicted

PUBLISHED ON: December 25, 2012 | Duration: 1 min, 35 sec

One of the six men accused in the gang-rape of the 23-year-old medical student on December 16 in Delhi is a minor and, according to law, cannot be tried along with his co-accused. His trial will be held before the Juvenile Justice Board. Speaking to NDTV, KTS Tulsi, a senior criminal lawyer said, "The Juvenile Justice Act provides for a completely separate machinery and trial to determine the guilt or innocence of a juvenile." He added that the accused minor can neither be detained in police custody nor be housed in regular prisons.
बुलढाणा में स्कूली बच्ची से रेप के मामले में चार और आरोपी गिरफ्तार