22 April, New Delhi
Union Cabinet Wednesday has approved lowering of age of juveniles from eighteen to sixteen years for heinous crimes.
It cleared the amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act in this regard during a meeting in New Delhi this evening.
Official sources said that the amendment seeks to try juvenile in the age group of 16 to 18 years as adults for heinous crimes.
Cabinet approves lowering of age of Juveniles from 18 to 16 years for heinous crimes