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Juvenile convict in Delhi rape case released

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal has moved a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the release of the juvenile convict in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape case.

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal has moved a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the release of the juvenile convict in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape case.

The juvenile convict in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape was on Sunday released and sent to an NGO at an undisclosed destination with police no longer guarding him.

“We have left him with an NGO,” police sources said.

Government sources said when asked two days back whether he would like to go home in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh or to an NGO, he opted for the latter citing security concerns.

The release of the 20 year—old convict came as parents of the gang-rape victim were >detained , after protesting along with activists against his release and demanding death penalty for him.

The victim's father, Badrinath, said that he would "now mobilise people to make it a movement."

"It's all politics that is happening, not justice, " he said.

Some of the protesters were demanding the death sentence for the juvenile convict.

Earlier, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal had written to the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), asking them to delay the release of the juvenile convict in the December 16 gang-rape case. > More..


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