What is the appropriate timeline for concluding a UAPA trial? At what point do we say it is taking too long? Delhi High Court asks

The Court was hearing a bail application moved by Mohd Hakim, a co-accused in the Batla House case, who was arrested in 2009 and remained in jail as an undertrial prisoner for the 12 years since.
UAPA, Delhi High Court
UAPA, Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked some pertinent questions relating to delays in trial of cases under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) while dealing with a bail plea of a man accused in the 2008 Batla House case who has been in jail for 12 years as an undertrial (Mohd Hakim v State).

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