Valid sanction necessary for prosecution under UAPA, Sedition charges, Kerala High Court [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel September 22 2019
Legal Aid

Failure to obtain mandatory sanction within the time period prescribed would vitiate prosecution launched under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the Kerala High Court has ruled. In this regard, Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan V highlighted the concerned authorities must "scrupulously stick to the time frame, particularly in view of the very stringent provisions of the Act." As stated in the judgment passed on Friday in the case of Roopesh v State of Kerala and ors,

"...a valid sanction is . . .

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