After hearing the brief arguments and perusing the post-release plan which was submitted by the central government, the court reserved its verdict on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's PIL seeking stay on the juvenile's release.
No mention of mental health status and follow-up were among the concerns listed by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain while appearing for the Centre. He sought an extension of the juvenile's stay till the time all the missing aspects in the post-release plan are taken into account.
Swamy told a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath that though the juvenile's term may have ended, but the court can 'circumscribe' his movements. The ASG told the court that it has several 'concerns' regarding the plan made by the management committee (MC), set up as per the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Rules.
He said the committee's plan does not mention the mental health status of the juvenile, which is a mandatory requirement under the rules.
He said that no follow-up action has been contemplated in the MC's report and this aspect was 'completely missing'.

The court, thereafter, said it now shall go through the MC's plan and the Intelligence Bureau's report, which was placed in a sealed cover, and will pass an order. It also wondered whether it can curtail the liberty of a person.

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