Madras High Court upholds default bail for man accused under UAPA over Facebook post; pulls up State for cavalier approach
Madras High Court

Madras High Court upholds default bail for man accused under UAPA over Facebook post; pulls up State for cavalier approach

"The State had acted in a cavalier manner for extinguishing the statutory right of a prisoner to be released on default bail under Section 167(2) CrPC", the Court found.

The Madras High Court recently upheld the decision to grant default bail to a man accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) over a Facebook post, while also criticising the State for its cavalier approach in seeking an extension of remand to defeat his right to default bail (Union of India v. Vivekanandan @ Vivek @ Raja @ Balan).

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