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While Declining Bail To Juvenile Take Into Account Social Investigation Report & Not Merely Police Report: P&H High Court Directs JJ Boards

The Punjab & Haryana High Court directed the Juvenile Justice Boards across the States of Punjab and Haryana and the Union Territory, Chandigarh to record their reason for declining bail to a Juvenile and the circumstances that led to such a decision. The Bench of Justice Jaishree Thakur further directed that the said decision shall be founded on the basis of Social Investigation Report submitted by the Probation Officer and any other material available before the Board and not merely on the basis of records of the case and report filed under Section 173 Cr.P.C. of the investigation officer.

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