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Detention without trial curtails liberty, rights: SC

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 22:14

A person taken to custody under preventive detention without trial cannot be kept in continuous confinement as it curtails his liberty and civil rights, the Supreme Court has said.

Meghalaya court dismisses Garo rebel chief`s plea

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 22:00

The Meghalaya government had booked Champion R Sangma under the Meghalaya Preventive Detention Act for being the originator, mentor and founder of the GNLA.

SC upholds Constitutional validity of preventive detention

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 20:38

SC upheld Constitutional validity of preventive detention provision under Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act.

SC guidelines for preventive detention in custody

Last Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10:46

A person`s liberty is sacrosanct and cannot be taken away by the state without due process of law as it violates fundamental rights, the SC has ruled.

Preventive detention only in justifiable cases: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, January 05, 2012, 21:00

The Supreme Court has said that a person cannot be detained under the preventive detention law like National Security Act without justifiable reasons.

`Goondas` can be held under preventive detention law: SC

Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011, 09:49

The SC passed the judgement while dismissing the appeal filed by DM Nagaraja, who was allegedly involved in several criminal activities.

Preventive detention only for imminent danger: SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 20:18

The Supreme Court has held that preventive detention law can be invoked only if there is "imminent danger to peace" and a person sought to be arrested is likely to commit a cognisable offence.

Preventive detention violation of fundamental right: SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 21:53

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that preventive detention ran counter to the fundamental right to liberty of a citizen and authorities can resort to the extreme measure only in exceptional cases after citing relevant reasons.

Preventive detention shouldn`t invade personal liberty: SC

Last Updated: Sunday, November 15, 2009, 11:55

The Supreme Court has held that a person cannot be detained under the Preventive Detention Act in a casual manner as it would violate his fundamental right to personal liberty.