UAPA restricts role of courts in grant of bail; Supreme Court judgment in Watali case has tied hands of defence: Justice Gopala Gowda

He opined that massive reforms are necessary in special security legislations prevalent in India today as they reek of an authoritarian impulse.
UAPA and Justice Gopala Gowda
UAPA and Justice Gopala Gowda

The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) restricts the role of courts to examine the case of prosecution while considering grant of bail and precludes bail if prosecution version appears true on the face of it, retired Supreme Court judge Justice Gopala Gowda said on Saturday.

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