Nirbhaya case: Freeing juvenile dangerous, says Subramanian Swamy

New Delhi, Dec.11 (ANI): Terming the juvenile accused in the December 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case as an ‘animal’, Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said it is dangerous to free such a convict and appealed to the courts to make certain provisions in the law to deal with such serious offences.

“The juvenile convict should be kept with wild animals for committing such heinous crime. It is dangerous to free such people. There are certain flaws in our law. The juvenile laws are applicable only for people committing crimes like stealing food or bicycle but this law is not applicable for such kind of heinous crimes. There is no provision in the law that if such juvenile accuse do not change in the three years, then what action needs to be taken,” Swamy told ANI here.

“According to the report of Indian Intelligence bureau, the juvenile accuse has turned into a jihadi. So, the court should interfere and make certain provisions in the law regarding this. The government should move court and seek to arrest the juvenile accused under National Security Act. I am going to court and the court will decide what needs to be done. Let us see how the court case goes,” he added.

The Union Home Ministry is contemplating to ask the juvenile convict to sign a legal bond affirming good behaviour after his release from the reformatory home.

The bond as per Section 107 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) will act as security for keeping the peace after his release from a juvenile remand home.

Apprehensions were made by Nirbhaya’s parents against the release of the juvenile, who was reportedly the “most brutal” of all the six offenders.

The juvenile, who was under 18 when he was arrested for rape and murder of Nirbhaya, was tried under the Juvenile Justice Act and ordered to keep in a remand home for three years. He is set to be released this month.(ANI)

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