H.C.quashes detention

A division bench of the Madras High Court quashed the order passed by the Commissioner of Police, Salem detaining Valarmathi under the Goondas Act  while allowing a Habeas Corpus petition filed by Valarmathis father. Valarmathi was an activist and a postgraduate student who actively opposed the hydrocarbon and methane projects.She was arrested by the Salem police under the Goondas Act.


The High Court quashed the order on the ground that the police had not informed her relatives about her arrest in a criminal case and also for the delay in disposing of the representation made by the detenu.