Juvenile Justice [CaseLaws]

A murder case of the year 2005. Makkella Nagaiah and others were convicted by the Trial Court in 2009. The High Court dismissed their appeals in 2014. In 2022, the Supreme Court dismissed their SLPs. After all this, one of the accused approached the Apex Court raising Juvenility plea. He has already undergone more than 12 years of imprisonment. The question of juvenility can be raised before any Court and at any stage, the court noted. It found that this accused was 16 years 7 months old as on the date of the crime. Thus he was a juvenile in conflict with the law on the date of commission of the offence. Thus, the Court ordered his release. Makkella Nagaiah vs State of Andhra Pradesh 2023 INSC 800