Preventive detention law cannot be used as punitive tool or substitute for criminal trial: Kerala High Court

"What cannot be achieved through a trial cannot be achieved through preventive detention," the Court said while setting aside a detention order passed under the KAAPA.
Preventive Detention
Preventive Detention

The Kerala High Court recently held that preventive detention law cannot be used as a punitive measure or as a substitute for criminal trial [Luciya Francis v State of Kerala & Ors.].

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