Punjab and Haryana High Court is set to examine the powers of the Chief Judicial Magistrate under cases of UAPA

A single judge bench of justice Arun Monga of Punjab and Haryana High Court has decided to examine that whether chief judicial magistrate has the power to grant extension period to the investigative Agencies for completion of Investigation in criminal cases related to UAPA Act.

While hearing the matter of denial of default bail to the petitioner on the ground of extension of the investigation in the case of Tejinder Singh @ Teja Vs. State of Punjab & Anr., the Court is set to examine the powers of Chief Judicial Magistrate in such matters.

Recently the supreme court held that all the matters related to UAPA act, whether investigated by the state investigative agencies or by National Investigative Agency is to be dealt strictly in special Courts set up under NIA act.

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