The “Bail Application for a Juvenile under Section 12 of the Juvenile Justice Board” is a legal recourse pursued to seek the release of a minor accused of an offense under the purview of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. Section 12 of the Act delineates the provisions regarding bail for juveniles in conflict with the law.
When a minor faces allegations or is detained for an offense, their guardian or legal representative can file a bail application before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB). This application includes pertinent details such as the minor’s personal information, the nature of the alleged offense, reasons justifying the request for bail, and assurances of the juvenile’s compliance with the conditions of release.
The primary objective of this application is to secure the minor’s temporary release from custody pending the completion of the trial while adhering to the principles of justice and the child’s welfare. The Juvenile Justice Board, in assessing such applications, considers various factors including the seriousness of the alleged offense, the juvenile’s background, the probability of the juvenile fleeing, and the potential threat posed to society.
Submitting a bail application under Section 12 of the Juvenile Justice Board is a pivotal step in the legal process, aimed at ensuring that the rights and well-being of the juvenile are upheld while ensuring the proper dispensation of justice in alignment with the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.