Meghalaya HC recently ruled that the JJB in the state should strictly adhere to the statutory provision of Section 12 of the JJ Act, 2015 while considering the issue of grant or refusal of bail for a CCL and to approach any case where a juvenile is involved with care and sensitivity.
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The Allahabad High Court has said that the non-constitution of members of the Juvenile Justice Board and Child Welfare Committee in districts is an open violation of Article 15 (3) of the Constitution and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) can hear the bail plea of any “child” accused even if the child was now a major. The court ruled that if the accused was a child at the time of arrest then he has full right to be tried by the JJB on bail issues.