Friday, 18 March 2016

Rs. 1 Lakh punishment for using child for begging

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Sent Sunday, March 13, 2016 18 AM

Subject :  Rs. 1 Lakh punishment for using child for begging

Dear Sir,
Greetings from Srikakulam,

We have cases from begging in our district, those children are sending by the parents. Please give details from new act.


P.S. Rao
Child Welfare Committee,

Section 76 of Juvenile Justice Act-2015

Sub Section 1:
Whoever employs or uses any child for the purpose of begging or causes any child to beg shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine of one lakh rupees:

Provided that, if for the purpose of begging, the person amputates or maims the child, he shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term not less than seven years which may extend up to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine of five lakh rupees.

Sub Section 2:
Whoever, having the actual charge of, or control over the child, abets the commission of an offence under sub-section (1), shall be punishable with the same punishment as provided for in sub-section (1) and such person shall be considered to be unfit under sub-clause (v) of clause (14) of section 2:
Provided that the said child, shall not be considered a child in conflict with law under any circumstances, and shall be removed from the charge or control of such guardian or custodian and produced before the Committee for appropriate rehabilitation.

Thanking you,

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