(Continuous from previous week)
Section-17. Intermediate Custody of Girls Removed from Premises under Section 13: (1) When a girl has been removed from any premises under the provisions of section 13, the officer carrying out the removal shall until such girl can be brought before a Juvenile Court or Magistrate of the first class, cause her to be detained in such place as may be prescribed in this behalf by the Government.
(2) When such girl is produced, the Juvenile Court or the Magistrate, as the case may be, may order her to be detained until the disposal of her case in such place as may be prescribed in this behalf by the Government or may make her over to the care of a suitable person and may order such person to execute a bond for her production.
Section-18. Contribution of Parents: (1) When an order has been passed by a Juvenile Court or a Magistrate under section 14 for the custody of a girl, such Court or Magistrate may order the parent or other person liable to maintain the girl to contribute to her maintenance, if able to do so, in the prescribed manner. (2) The Court or Magistrate, before making an order under sub-section (1), shall inquire into the circumstances of the parent or other person liable to maintain the girl and shall record the evidence, if any, in the presence of the parent or such other person as the case may be, if he appears, or when his personal attendance is dispensed with, in the presence of his pleader.
(To be continued)
Md Harun- or-Rashid, Advocate