HC issues notice in petition filed by State

JAMMU, MAY 24: In a petition filed by Crime Branch & Ors for setting aside the order of CJM Kathua whereby by virtue of which the age of respondent herein has been determined as less than 16 years taking his date of birth as 23-10-2002 which has the effect of declaring him as juvenile and extending him the protection of the Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2013.
Justice Janak Raj Kotwal after hearing Sr. AAG HA Siddiqui appearing for the State issued notice to the respondent. While issuing notice, Justice Janak Raj Kotwal observed that this petition coming up, S.r AAG states in regard to the direction issued by Apex Court by the order dated May 7, 2018 in a petition Mohd Akhtar, that no court shall entertain any petition pertaining to this case and that the present revision petition is not covered under the purview of the said direction.
Upon this Justice Kotwal observed that while keeping this aspect of the matter open for consideration, issued notice to the respondents. JNF