'Disturbance to public peace and tranquility' not a ground for preventive detention: Jammu and Kashmir High Court

The Court quashed a preventive detention order passed by the District Magistrate, Kathua on finding that the Magistrate "legislated a new head" to detain a man under the Public Safety Act, 1978.
jail, Jammu
jail, Jammu

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh recently underscored that "disturbance to public peace and tranquility" is not a ground to subject a person to preventive detention under Section 8 of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act of 1978. [Naresh Kumar @ Chipu V/S U.T of J&K]

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