Verdict in Dec 16 gangrape case involving juvenile deferred

New Delhi: The verdict in the December 16 gangrape case involving a minor was today deferred to August 5 by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB).
 
The JJB presided over by Principal Magistrate Geetanjali Goel postponed the verdict for August 5 considering the fact that the Supreme Court is seized of a petition concerning the interpretation of the term "juvenile", counsel for the accused Rajesh Tiwari said.
 
He also said that the sentence (dispositional order) in the robbery case, in which the juvenile has already been held guilty by the JJB, has also been deferred to August 5.
 
The JJB's order was put off in the light of the plea of Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy for a fresh interpretation of the term 'juvenile' which he raised in the wake of the December 16 incident in which a 23-year-old was brutally gangraped and assaulted in a moving bus in south Delhi. She died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.