Juvenile court orders eight teens to serve community

  • Tarsem Singh Deogan, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2015 23:25 IST

Eight teenage friends, who were arrested by police for burglary have got lesson for the life, as court of the Principal Magistrate of the Juvenile Justice Board in its verdict has ordered the convicts to serve patients at the civil hospitals with an NGO Ann Jal Sewa Trust that is already giving its services to the patients at the civil hospital.

The eight friends were seen busy in chopping vegetables, cooking and serving food at the civil hospital. They have to complete 150 hours of community service at the civil hospital in six months.

All the eight friends were arrested by the police division number 7 for burgling a mobile shop near EWS Colony on Chandigarh road in May 2014. Later, the police division number 7 had arrested the accused and had recovered mobile phones and recharge coupons from the possession of the accused.

It was the first such incident executed by the teenagers.

Shiv Ram Saroye, president of Ann Jal Sewa trust said that seven out of eight teenagers have started coming for community service. They are helping the NGO volunteers in chopping vegetables and cooking and serving the food.

He further added that the trust use to keep the record of their presence and hours of community service.

Study affected

Study of two of the convicts was affected due to their caper. Two of the convicts said they belong to low-income families. They were students of classes 9 and 10 respectively. After they were arrested their study was affected. They are feeling guilt over their caper and they have promised to themselves that they will not repeat the mistake again.

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