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SC allows juvenile board to deliver verdict against minor

IANS  New Delhi, August 22, 2013
First Published: 11:06 IST(22/8/2013) | Last Updated: 00:40 IST(23/8/2013)

The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the Juvenile Justice Board to go ahead with the pronouncement of its verdict on the alleged involvement of a juvenile accused in the Dec 16 Delhi gangrape case.

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The apex court bench headed by chief justice P Sathasivam, however, said that it would examine the larger issue of immunity granted to a juvenile accused involved in heinous offences from being tried under the normal criminal laws.

The court said that the government plea objecting to the locus of the BJP leader Subramanian Swamy will not stand in the way of its considering the larger issue.

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