Investigating agency can seize passport but cannot retain or impound it: Jammu and Kashmir High Court

Only the passport authority has the power to impound a passport under Section 10(3) of the Passport Act, the High Court observed.
Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Passport
Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Passport

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh recently observed that though investigating agencies are entitled to seize passports during a criminal investigation, they have no power to impound or retain the same in their custody [Madhu Bakshi V/S Anti Corruption Bureau Kashmir].

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