WITTING N MARAK Vs. STATE OF MEGHALAYA
HIGH COURT OF MEGHALAYA
Witting N Marak, S/O (L) F Sangma
STATE OF MEGHALAYA
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(1.) Heard Mr. SP Mahanta, learned counsel appearing for the
petitioners and Mr. K Khan, learned PP appearing for the respondents.
(2.) This criminal revision petition is directed against the order of the
Ad-hoc Judge, Fast Track Court, Tura dated 04.07.2013 declining to consider the
claim of the petitioners/applicants that they were juvenile at the time of
commission of the offence. On bare perusal of the order dated 04.07.2013, it is
crystal clear that the learned Ad-hoc Judge, Fast Track Court, Tura had misread
Section 7 A of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000
and also Rule 12 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules,
(3.) The petitioners had filed the bail applications before this Court and
those bail applications had been rejected by this Court vide order dated
13.05.2013 with the observations that "let the parties approach the learned Trial
Court who shall decide the age of the accused in accordance with law." The
copies of the said orders of this Court dated 13.05.2013 are available at
Annexure-12 (in series).;
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