"Preventive detention law cannot be resorted to deal with ordinary law and order problem:" Bombay High Court quashes detention order

The Court laid down a two-fold test to distinguish between "law and order" and "public order" so as to determine whether preventive detention laws can be invoked in a given case.
"Preventive detention law cannot be resorted to deal with ordinary law and order problem:" Bombay High Court quashes detention order
Bombay High Court

Provisions authorising preventive detention cannot be resorted to deal with ordinary law and order problem, observed the Bombay High Court while setting aside an order of preventive detention passed by the Pune Police Commissioner under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (Shubham Rajendra Hingade v. State of Maharashtra).

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