Delinquency is an inherent quality of every human being and no one can claim immunity from it. From childhood to old age every human being is found, sometimes, to have acted under delinquent impulses of their own which may be favourable for achieving success in life or maybe unfavourable for becoming an active member of the dark world. In addition to this every member of the society, either regularly or irregularly, becomes a victim of vices being generated or regenerated by the changing social, economic, political and cultural events of the country. A child is not an exception to these phenomena, rather he or she is an easy victim of social maladjustment, delinquency and neglect. The Juvenile Justice Act, 1986 (JA) has been enacted to protect and preserve child resources from vices of such social maladjustment, delinquency and neglect. It provides "for the care, protection, treatment, development and rehabilitation of neglected or delinquent juveniles and for the adjudication of certain matters relating to and disposition of, delinquent juveniles'