SC to examine: Is Gold smuggling by itself a ‘Terrorist Act’ under UAPA?

On Tuesday, the SC issued a limited notice on legal issues, marking a motion filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to challenge the Kerala HC ruling on bail of 12 defendants in the case of smuggling gold from Kerala.

The bank is headed by India’s Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Richter A.S. Bopanna and Hrishikesha Roya, saying that they will not consider the issue of bail immunity.

At yesterday’s hearing, the SC did not issue a decision to waive bail, but instead reviewed whether the crime falls within the scope of the customs law or “terrorist acts” in sec 15 (1) ) (iiia) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The accused is a servant of government will not cancel the deposit. However, we can leave legal issues up in the air”, CJI said.

ASG KM Nataraj, representing the NIZ, said that it is appealing to the SC. The HC of Kerala not only failed o bail, but also explained the definition of “terrorist act” for review. Therefore, the court reported to the defendant and agreed to review the legal aspects of the case.

Therefore, the court notified the defendant and agreed to review the legal aspects of the case.

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