PARVATHI Vs. ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
HIGH COURT OF MADRAS
ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
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(1.) The petitioner, who is the mother of the detenu, namely, Velmurugan, son of Balakrishnan, aged about 25 years, has filed this
habeas corpus petition assailing the order of detention passed by the
second respondent, vide proceedings No.19/BCDFGISSSV/2019, dated
29.10.2019, branding her son / detenu as "Goonda" as contemplated under Section 2(f) of the Tamil Nadu Act 14 of 1982.
(2.) Mr.R.Vinoth Bharathi, learned counsel for the petitioner would argue that though a number of grounds have been raised to
challenge the impugned order of detention, he is mainly concentrating
only on the ground of violation of procedural safeguards, which are
guaranteed under Articles 21 and 22 of the Constitution of India.
(3.) It is the submission of the learned counsel for the petitioner that the representation of the petitioner was not considered on
time and there is an inordinate and explained delay in the disposal of the
petitioner's representation. According to the learned counsel for the
petitioner, on this sole ground, the order of detention is liable to be set
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