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.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

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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