supreme court news: magistrate is not a competent authority to extend probe period of cases under uapa: supreme court
The Supreme Court said that the magistrate will not be the competent authority to extend the time limit for completion of investigation under the Unlawful Activities Act (UAPA). A bench headed by Justice UU Lalit of the Supreme Court said there may be special courts set up under the NIA Act to consider any such request.
When the matter reached the High Court, it was said that the CJM has extended the period of investigation to 180 days, so the accused is not entitled to bail. The Supreme Court was approached on behalf of the accused and it was stated that the CJM has extended the period of investigation to 180 days by going beyond his jurisprudence, while he is not empowered to do so.
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