Madras High Court quashes GOs that gave judicial power to TN police; says when Khaki and judicial robes blend, result is executive anarchy

The Court said the two GOs were arbitrary, in violation of the principles of separation of powers and amounted to entrusting the police with powers that had been conferred upon the judiciary.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

The Madras High Court on Monday quashed two Government Orders (GOs) passed by the Tamil Nadu government in 2013 and 2014 that empowered the police to exercise powers concerning preventive jurisdiction under Sections 107 to 110 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and consequently, impose sentences on habitual offenders who breached their bonds.

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