Grounds of detention should be communicated in writing to detenu in language he understands: Delhi High Court

The Court held that an oral explanation does not serve the Constitutional mandate and therefore, grounds should be communicated to the detenu in writing in a language that he understands.
Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup J Bhambhani, Delhi High Court
Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup J Bhambhani, Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court held that it is a detained person’s fundamental right under Article 22(5) of the Constitution that the grounds of detention order are communicated in a language understood by him/ her [Jasvinder Kaur v Union of India Through its Secretary Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue and Ors].

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