Allahabad High Court flags rampant misuse of Uttar Pradesh Goondas Act, orders State to frame guidelines

Executive authorities must exercise extreme caution and thoroughly verify an individual's background before issuing notices under the Goondas Act, and then pass reasoned orders, the Court said.
Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court has instructed the State government to establish uniform guidelines by October 31 to prevent any abuse of the Uttar Pradesh Control of Goondas Act, 1970 (Goondas Act) by the authorities. [Govardhan v. State]

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