Preventive detention upsc

It is detention without trial. It is done in order to prevent a person from committing a crime.

Arresting a person who has not committed a crime, because government authorities believe that he/she is treat to the law and order.

The constitution empowers the parliament to make a law on Preventive Detention for Defence, Foreign Affairs or the Security of India.

Preventive detention Famous Cases

  • Supreme Court in Alijav vs District Magistrate Dhanbad.
  • Ankul Chandra Pradhan vs Union of India

Preventive detention Laws enacted by Parliament are:

  • National Security Act, Section 13, 1980
  • COFEPOSA – Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974.
  • Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act Section 13, 1980
  • Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1988 , section 10.
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* * All the Notes in this blog, are referred from Tamil Nadu State Board Books and Samacheer Kalvi Books. Kindly check with the original Tamil Nadu state board books and Ncert Books.
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