NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI Vs. NARINDER BEHAL
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI
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(1.)This appeal is filed against order of the High Court quashing detention order; the High Court quashed the order on two grounds, firstly, on ground of delay in dealing with the representation made by the detenu. The detention order had been parsed on 13-7-1994 and the declaration was thereafter made on 16-8-1994. In respect thereof, a representation was made on 22-8-1994 which was ultimately rejected on 24-9-94. The High Court observed that the only explanation offered by the appellant in mitigation of delay is that the file was for some time with one officer or the other. Apart from that averment there was no other explanation. In that view of the matter, the High Court found the delay to be inordinate and unexplained.
(2.)In addition, the High Court noticed that while issuing the declaration the competent authority had taken into consideration the application made by the customs department for cancellation of bail of the detenu and if that was a relevant document, so was the reply that had been filed. That reply has not been placed before the concerned authority. The High Court found that the detention order is not sustainable and allowed the appeal. We think the reasons given by the High Court are cogent and proper. No interference is called for and the appeal stands dismissed. Final Result : Dismissed
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