UAPA: Supreme Court holds Magistrate cannot extend chargesheet deadline under Section 43D(2)(b) proviso

The Court said that such power is vested with special court set up under the National Investigation Agency Act and in the absence of such special courts, with the sessions court.

A Magistrate does not have the jurisdiction to extend the deadline for completion of investigation and filing of chargesheet in cases under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), the Supreme Court has ruled [Sadique v. State of Madhya Pradesh].

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