The Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday dominated that Shubham Sangra, one of many accused in a case associated to rape and homicide of a minor woman in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, can be tried as an grownup and never a juvenile. The apex courtroom stated that medical opinion needs to be thought of to find out the age vary of the accused within the case.
“Medical opinion concerning age in absence of every other conclusive proof needs to be thought of to find out the age vary of the accused…Whether or not medical proof will be relied upon or not is dependent upon the worth of proof,” a bench of justices Ajay Rastogi and J B Pardiwala stated. It put aside the orders of the Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace at Kathua and the excessive courtroom which had held that the accused Shubam Sangra was a juvenile and therefore to be tried individually.
“We put aside the judgements of the CJM Kathua and the excessive courtroom and maintain that the accused was not a juvenile on the time of fee of offence ,” Justice Pardiwala stated whereas saying the decision.
The Jammu and Kashmir authorities had earlier moved the apex courtroom difficult the Excessive Courtroom and Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace courtroom’s ruling that the accused be tried as a juvenile.
In January 2018, an eight-year-old woman belonging to a nomadic group was allegedly kidnapped, gangraped and murdered by six individuals.
A particular courtroom, in June 2019, had sentenced three males to life imprisonment within the case and sentenced three law enforcement officials to five-year imprisonment for inflicting destruction of proof.
Nonetheless, the trial in opposition to Sangra was shifted to the Juvenile Justice Board.
(With PTI inputs)