The Madras High Court orders the TN Judicial Academy to provide judges with UAPA and remand training.

The Madras High Court recently ordered the Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy to conduct a “refresher course” for all judicial officers and train them with a focus on special laws like the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, and Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO Act).

The order was given on December 23 by a bench of Justices PN Prakash and N Anand Venkatesh after they saw that a magistrate’s court had been irregularly extending the detention of a UAPA suspect. This was done in contravention of Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

The High Court judged it appropriate to order refresher court for judicial personnel due to the failures by the sessions court and the magistrate’s court in handling the accused’s bail petition.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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