The judgment delivered by the Honourable Supreme Court of India deals with the question of acceptance of medical report vis-a-vis the main purpose behind the legislation of Juvenile Justice Act. It is noteworthy how the Supreme Court has given importance to the purpose of the legislation as against the dictionary meaning of the words used in it.
Mukkarab, ETC. V/s. State of Uttar Pradesh
Criminal Appeal Nos. 1119-1120 of 2016
In the Supreme Court of India
Bench: R. Banumathi and A.K. Sikri, JJ.
Delivered on: 30th November 2016
Advocates for appellants: Mr. Shakeel Ahmed, Adv.
Advocates for respondent: Mr. Abhishek Chaudhary, Adv., Mr. Pawanshree Agrawal, Adv., Mr. Dinesh Kumar Garg, Adv.
Brief Facts: On 22.03.1994, six of the accused had a quarrel with the deceased when he was returning to his home from the market at around 5:30 PM. The accused abused the deceased on the pretext that he was causing obstruction in the Mangal Bazaar. Deceased was attacked by guns and knives and was subsequently killed.
All the accused were charge-sheeted under section 147, 148, 149 & 302 of Indian Penal Code, 1960.