BIHARSHARIF: Nalanda Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) principal judge Manvendra Mishra on Wednesday acquitted an accused of thrashing and scolding a co-villager after he cleared the recruitment exam conducted by the Central Selection Board of Constable recently.
Additional public prosecutor Rajesh Pathak said the court of additional sessions and district judge-IV had referred the case to JJB on March 4 this year.
Giving details of the case, Pathak said the minor from Noorsarai police station area in Nalanda was made a co-accused with his father and brother of thrashing and scolding a co-villager on September 22, 2017. He said the investigating officer found his involvement in the case and submitted a chargesheet against him on November 4, 2017.
“Considering the best interest of the minor and the circumstances that inspired leading him to commit the crime, his development and treatment, social reconciliation and basic needs, further proceedings against him have been closed and he has been absolved of the charges against him,” Justice Mishra observed.
“He cannot be deprived of the opportunity due to a minor crime he had committed as a juvenile,” he observed. The juvenile had pleaded not guilty and prayed to the court for his acquittal.