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Don’t detain children in jails, lockups, Supreme Court tells police


Don’t detain children in jails, lockups, Supreme Court tells police
 

The Supreme Court has made it clear that the police have no right to detain children in conflict with law in a lockup or a jail.

A juvenile in conflict with law, if apprehended, has to be placed immediately under the care of the special juvenile police unit or a designated child welfare officer.

The child has to be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB).

If bail is not granted, a child cannot be put behind bars, he/ has to be lodged either in an observation home or in a place of safety.



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