Delhi gangrape case: 19/03/2013, The Supreme Court issued notices to the Centre on a petition filed by Janta Party president Subramanian Swamy, seeking directions to treat the juvenile in the Delhi gangrape case as an adult, like the other four surviving accused. Dr Swamy in his petition has contended that the brute cannot be allowed to get away with his acts of utmost cruelty against a hapless young girl, simply because he is six months short of attaining the age of majority.
Under the Juvenile Justice Act,2000, a juvenile in conflict with law, cannot be sent to jail. He can be kept in a protective home.
I submit that there is misuse of PIL in this particular case.This PIL is against the preamble and objective of Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act,2000.