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Juveniles get right to bail if trials exceed 6 months
The SC has declared a juvenile accused of a heinous crime has the right to be released on bail if the trial does not conclude in six months, clarifying that said period begins from the date of arrest.
Rights Watch | 26th January 2022
A child protection court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment and a total fine of Rs. 130,000 to a juvenile convicted of raping and murdering a four-year-old girl in Mardan in 2018. The judge observed that the maximum penalty of death could not be given under the Juvenile Justice System Act 2018