Delhi HC issues guidelines against misuse of Preventive Detention powers by Special Executive Magistrates

Meera Emmanuel November 3 2018

The Delhi High Court recently issued comprehensive directions to guard against the indiscriminate use of preventive detention powers by Executive Magistrates and police under the garb of preventing crime through the invocation of Sections 107 and 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

The Division Bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel took up the issue after such misuse was noted in a Habeas Corpus plea before the Court, filed by Advocate Aldanish Rein for the release of one Narender.

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