Madras HC frowns upon filing of Habeas Corpus petitions in missing persons cases

Meera Emmanuel May 16 2018
Goondas Act

The Madras High Court recently emphasised that Habeas Corpus petitions cannot be filed in missing persons cases, particularly when there is nothing to show that the person in question has not been illegally detained.

The Bench of Justices SM Subramaniam and S Ramathilagam made the observation while examining a Habeas Corpus petition filed by a woman to find her missing husband.

The petitioner’s husband had gone missing after he left home in 2011. The petitioner filed . . .

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