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The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015


24. Removal of disqualification on the findings of an offence.

1.     Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, a child who has committed an offence and has been dealt with under the provisions of this Act shall not suffer disqualification, if any, attached to a conviction of an offence under such law:

Provided that in case of a child who has completed or is above the age of sixteen years and is found to be in conflict with law by the Childrenís Court under clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 19, the provisions of sub-section (1) shall not apply.

2.     (2) The Board shall make an order directing the Police, or by the Childrenís court to its own registry that the relevant records of such conviction shall be destroyed after the expiry of the period of appeal or, as the case may be, a reasonable period as may be prescribed:

Provided that in case of a heinous offence where the child is found to be in conflict with law under clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 19, the relevant records of conviction of such child shall be retained by the Childrenís Court.



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