The Juvenile Justice Board in Uttar Pradesh has ordered a 15-year-old boy to do 15 days of community service at a cow shelter, and then clean a public space for another 15 days, reported The Wire.
The Board found the boy to be guilty of sharing an “objectionable” post about chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Advocate Atul Singh told the Times of India newspaper about the case, “The accused had shared a morphed picture of the CM with an inflammatory message on social media. An FIR was registered by sub-inspector Rajesh Kumar at Sahaswan police station earlier this month against the boy under section 505 (public mischief) of the IPC along with section 67 of the IT Act. He was later sent to a juvenile home.”
The JJB said the boy was being given the chance to “serve the community” since this was his first offence and because of his age.
As per media reports, he was also asked to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 under the IT Act.