DETENU HAS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT SAID BY MADHYA PRADESH HC

The detenu who has been detained under the National Security Act, make representation to the detaining authority against the detention order.

A plea filed by Yatendra Verma, Congress Leader Challenging the detention orders issued against him under the NSA for indulging in acts of black marketing covid life saving drugs.

A division bench of Justices also held that the expression “public order” under sec. 3 of the Act is wide enough to include the event of black marketing of an essential drug namely Remdesivir.

The Madhya pradesh high Court set aside the Detention order by observing that “there is no manner of doubt that the detenu had a valuable right to make a representation to the detaining authority and denial of this opportunity vitiates the impugned order.”

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