Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow -

▪ At least 2,054 ju­ve­niles ap­pre­hended in 1,903 in­ci­dents of rape across the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to the re­cent data (year 2016) of the Na­tional Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

▪ Even in Luc­know, the mem­bers of the ju­ve­nile jus­tice board con­firm that over 50% cases of heinous crimes by ju­ve­niles are com­mit­ted by those who are near­ing the age of 18 years.

▪ Ac­cord­ing to sources in the JJ Board, sev­eral hun­dred such cases are pend­ing and a num­ber of ac­cused un­der trial in the JJ board are mar­ried and set­tled but the de­ci­sion in their case is yet to be made.

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