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Vishal Gupta

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Posted On 23 June 2009 at 21:35 Report Abuse

Can a judicial magistrate ask for ossfication test under juvenile justice act in order to ascertain the age of the accused inspite of the documentary proof?

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suresh kumar .P

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Posted On 24 June 2009 at 05:49 Report Abuse

yes,  a magistrate can order for dental examination in order to determine the age of a boy/girl if no proof of age exists.

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Dr Pankaj Prajapati

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Posted On 07 July 2009 at 00:16 Report Abuse

yes, there are 3 things require for accurate age estimation 1. dental examination 2. physical examination 3. ossificaton test


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Posted On 07 July 2009 at 12:36 Report Abuse

if there exists an authantic birth certificate or a school certificate no magistrate can not order for ossification test.

Dr Pankaj Prajapati

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Posted On 07 July 2009 at 20:27 Report Abuse

i don't think it's true.. How can believe that birth certificate is authantic?



Dr Pankaj Prajapati

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Posted On 07 July 2009 at 20:29 Report Abuse

please go through "Modi".









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Posted On 08 July 2009 at 15:12 Report Abuse

a birth certificate is treated as authentic document as it is issued by the Govt at the time of birth. moreover an ossification test is based on the opinion of a doctor, it is not 100% correct.

Dharmesh Manjeshwar

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Posted On 08 July 2009 at 15:49 Report Abuse

I do agree with Adv. Parthaprotim. A certificate issued by the Govt. authorities has more weight against personal opinions. opinions may differ from person to person.

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Rajan Salvi

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Posted On 16 February 2010 at 11:07 Report Abuse

Both, the Birth certificate and the expert opinion are open to scrutiny. There is nothing like one is superior to other. However evidence act leans in favour of the certificate.

Bidhan Dave

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Posted On 07 March 2010 at 21:36 Report Abuse

The Supreme Court & many High Court of states have ruled that report of ossification is the expert opinion & not conclusive. Ossification test can assess the age but there will be error of plus or minus 2 years.


The Certificate of Birth issued by the village or municipal authority is conclusive evidence of age. Expert evidence or the Ossification report can be considered only  If the authentic or conclusive evidence is not available.


School Leaving Certificate is also considered if the Birth Certificate is not available.

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