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Juvenile Justice Board to pronounce order today in Mercedes hit-and-run case

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 June 2016, 12:17 IST

The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) will today pronounce its order on the Delhi Police's plea, asking to try the minor accused of running over a 32-year-old marketing executive as an adult in a trial court.

The Delhi Police's application has sought transfer of the case to a trial court to try the boy as an adult. The boy turned major just four days after the 4 April incident. The Delhi Police had on May 26 charge sheeted the juvenile in the JJB for the offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder entails a maximum sentence of 10 years jail. The accused has been termed a 'perpetual defaulter' as he had been fined thrice - twice for speeding and once for parking wrongly - last year. The police also charge sheeted the juvenile's father and the family driver in this case.

The accused allegedly ran over Siddharth Sharma with his Mercedes in north Delhi's Civil Lines area on 4 April. The Delhi sessions court upheld the order granting bail to the juvenile, saying it is for the JJB to decide how long the child has to be kept in the reform home.

-ANI

First published: 4 June 2016, 12:17 IST
 
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