New Delhi, Feb. 12 -- : A Delhi court on Monday ruled that the juvenile accused in a 2016 Mercedes hit-and-run case will be tried as an adult.
The accused youth was seeking trial as a juvenile in a case in which he had allegedly run over 32-year-old Siddharth Sharma with his father's Mercedes when he was a teenager. He is 21 now.
This is the first case since the amendment of the Juvenile Justice Act in which a juvenile who committed a "heinous" crime will be tried as an adult. A heinous crime is one where the minimum mandatory sentence is 7 years.
The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) in June 2016 had dubbed the alleged offence in the case as "heinous".
The Delhi Police had charge-sheeted the juvenile in the JJB for the offence of culpable h...