If a magistrate is actually refusing remand, it has to be appreciated: Madras HC in Nakkheeran Gopal case

Meera Emmanuel November 30 2018

The Madras High Court on Thursday deprecated the trend of allowing remand mechanically in cases brought before Magistrate Courts. Justice N Anand Venkatesh observed that while refusing or allowing the remand, the Magistrate ought to apply his mind before passing the order.

The judge made oral observations to this effect while hearing the case filed against a Magistrate's refusal to remand RR 'Nakkheeran' Gopal, Editor of the Tamil News Magazine Nakkheeran.

Gopal had been arrested last . . .

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