Madras High Court frees lawyer, quashes preventive detention order issued under COFEPOSA Act 13 years ago

While the preventive detention order was issued in 2010, Hussain’s case files went missing from the Madras High Court and were traced only in 2023, after which he was arrested by the DRI.
Justice M Sundar and Justice R Sakthivel
Justice M Sundar and Justice R Sakthivel

The Madras High Court recently directed State authorities to release S Zahir Hussain, a lawyer who was arrested and remanded to judicial custody in June this year based on a preventive detention order issued against him under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities (COFEPOSA) Act in 2010.

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