Plea of juvenility can be raised even after 22 years: Allahabad HC

Updated: Apr 1 2023 9:12PM

Lucknow, Apr 1 (PTI) In an important judgment, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has held that a person can raise a plea of juvenility even after passage of 22 years during trial.

The bench has permitted a woman, who was a minor in 2000 at the time of the dowry-related death of her sister-in-law, to move a plea before a court to get her case transferred to the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB).

She had alleged that she was falsely implicated in the dowry-death case when she was only 13 years old.