Preventive Detention in India

A-22 of indian constitution talks about punitive Detention.

it explicitly had provisions on preventive Detention.

preventive detention to detain a person as a precautionary measure to prevent him from committing and offence.

according to A22:

the maximum period a person can be detained without obtaining opinion of advisory board is 3 months.

it was reduced to 2 months by 44th constitutional amendment act 1978

this particular provision yet had not brought into force.

and therefore the original provisions of 3 months is still in force.

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