High Court Judge Justice Eshwaraiah has observed that the country would develop further only when the juvenile delinquents, who committed crimes during adolescent age, were reformed. The society hinges on the welfare of the young generation, he added.
Justice Eshwaraiah was speaking after inaugurating an awareness seminar for police officials on “How to deal with juvenile delinquents” on the premises of Nampally Criminal Courts complex here on Saturday.
Justice Eshwaraiah has said that boys and girls below 18 years of age should not be treated as criminals if they committed crimes. In stead of awarding punishment to them, the law enforcing authorities should strive to reform the adolescent youths. He also reminded that the police and judiciary have responsibility to reform the society
Metropolitan Sessions Judge Shyam Prasad, Judicial Services Association secretary Ravi Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police Sandeep Sandilya and others were present.