Arresting a child

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

There are certain rules the police have to follow while arresting a child offender. They are:

  • The police cannot handcuff or exert any force when they arrest a child
  • The police officer must immediately inform the parents or guardians
  • The police officer must tell the child the location of the Juvenile Justice Board where they will be taken.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a question you want to ask our legal experts?

Related Resources

What is Adoption?

Adoption is the process through which a prospective adoptive parent lawfully assumes the responsibility of a child.

Children Legally Free for Adoption

Declaring a child legally free for adoption allows such children to be put up for adoption under the non-religious law.

Role of Courts

The Courts play a very important role during the adoption procedure by way of giving adoption orders, permission to adopt and appeals.

Theft by Child

Under the Indian law, if a child commits theft, then the punishment for them is lighter than the punishment for an adult.
Crimes and Violence

Punishments Under Adoption Law

You may be punished if you illegally take a child to a foreign country, abandon a child, receive payment in exchange for adoption, etc.

Who can be Adopted?

Under the Hindu law and the non-religious law on adoption, certain conditions have been laid down to determine which children can be adopted.