High Court can interfere at pre-detention stage where there is a potential violation of fundamental rights: Madras High Court

Article 226 of the Constitution empowers the High Court to exercise its Writ Jurisdiction even at a pre-detention stage where there is a threat of a potential violation of fundamental rights, the Court said.
Justice Anand Venkatesh, judge of the Madras High Court
Justice Anand Venkatesh, judge of the Madras High Court

The Madras High Court recently held that High Courts can exercise their writ jurisdiction even at the pre-detention stage where there is a potential threat of a violation of fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution (right to life and personal liberty).

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