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Nirbhaya gangrape case: Centre seeks extension of juvenile convict’s detention

The Central government on Monday sought the extention of observation home stay of the juvenile convict in December 16 gangrape case.

While urging the Delhi High Court to extend the convict’s detention, the centre said that several mandatory requirements are missing from the post-release rehabilitation plan of the juvenile convict.

Meanwhile, the court has reserved its order on Subramanian Swamy’s plea against the juvenile’s release after hearing the Centre’s submission.

The next hearing in the case is on Dec 20.

The case pertains to a brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16, 2012.

Six persons, including the juvenile, had brutally assaulted the victim, who died a few days later in a hospital.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had issued notice to Centre in response to a petition from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy.

The court had asked Centre to file its reply in a sealed envelope about Swamy’s plea that the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape case should not be released.

Swamy had said that the juvenile is an animal and should be denied freedom.

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