Why did Supreme Court refuse to grant bail to the student?

S Venkateshwari

Why did Supreme Court refuse to grant bail to the student?

The supreme Court's decision to deny bail to a school student from uttarakhand is in the headlines. This decision of the supreme court has come at a time when there is an echo of the pune incident in the entire country. On May 21, the bench of Justice Bela Trivedi and Justice Pankaj Mittal refused to grant bail to a student of the Juvenile Act and POCSO. The accused is accused of making obscene videos of a 14-year-old girl and inciting her to commit suicide.

While hearing the case, the bench said that despite the seriousness of the case, there is a provision to grant bail to the minor accused, but this case is an exception because there is a possibility of the accused getting involved in the crime again. This case is from Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The Supreme Court also upheld the High Court's observation that the accused needed strict discipline and hencehe could not be sent to his family.

What is this whole matter of Haridwar?

The case is of october 2023, when the body of a 14-year-old girl from Haridwar was found some distance away from her home. On the complaint of the father, the police registered a case against a minor friend of the girl under sections 305 and 509 of the indian Penal Code as well as POCSO Act 13 and 14. The girl's friend was accused of making obscene videos of the girl and repeatedly threatening to share them with people.  After the FIR was registered, the Haridwar police arrested the said friend and sent him to a juvenile home. The family of the accused youth challenged this decision of the police in the Juvenile Justice Board, but no relief was received from there. The family members went to the high court for bail but the high court rejected the case. After this, the mother of the accused youth appealed to the supreme court for bail. The Supreme Court has also refused to grant relief.

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