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People in preventive detention can't be barred from voting: EC

Amid allegations of misuse of police against political rivals during polls, Election Commission has said that people under preventive detention have the right to vote and warned against non-compliance of the directive during Jharkhand polls.

Detention without trial curtails liberty, rights: SC

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.

SC upholds Constitutional validity of preventive detention

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

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

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

Preventive detention only for imminent danger: SC

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

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

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.