Pocso court rejects bail plea of accused challenging order of juvenile justice board | Kanpur News

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Kanpur: Special judge Pocso Act court Rajveer Singh on Wednesday rejected the criminal appeal of the accused in which he had challenged the order of the juvenile justice board passed on September 17, 2021.
The court observed in its order that the child accused /appellant had been charged with murder of the complainant’s son and for destroying the evidence which clearly showed that his mother had no control over him and he was of perverted mentality. There were all possibilities that he might join the company of perverted people and become involved in criminal activity if released from judicial custody.
“If bail is granted in such types of cases, it will give a wrong message to the society and defeat the purpose of justice”, the court said. Citing a ruling of the high court, the court observed that the order passed by the juvenile justice board had no illegality or irregularity.
According to Sushil Kumar Verma, additional district, government counsel, the complainant, in the case, who was mother of deceased Akash Pal, stated in her complaint that his 19-year-old son was a student of class XII. He was studying with Mrigendra Mishra alias Rachit, a resident of Awas Vikas Colony Naubasta. He along with his tenant Luvkush alias Chhotu used to visit her house.
Mrigendra and Chhotu had come to her house on April 28, 2021 and took her son Akash on a motorcycle. When her son did not return, she lodged a complaint at the Naubasta police station and inquired from Mrigendra’s father about her son. The CCTV footage later showed that Mrigendra and Chhotu had taken Akash to some place in their motorcycle. Aman Pal, her younger son too informed his mother that he had seen Mrigendra, Chhotu and Akash Pal were going on a motorcycle.
On April 29 last, police informed her that a dead body was found under Chakri police circle which she identified as that of Akash Pal.
The Babupurwa police had registered a case of kidnapping, murder and destroying the evidence and arrested Mrigendra Mishra who was later declared as juvenile. The juvenile justice board had rejected his bail application on the report of the probationary officer.
The probationary officer in his report stated that there were all possibilities that the accused could join a company of perverted people after which the juvenile justice board rejected the bail application on September 17, 2021.

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