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Supreme Court over statements made by Home Secretary in his affidavit on Abu Salem case

Lawstreet Journal 21 Apr 2022 5:42pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Supreme Court over statements made by Home Secretary in his affidavit on Abu Salem case

SC strongly objects over some of the statements made by Home Secretary in his affidavit on Abu Salem case on honouring assurance given to Portugal authority and says that he is virtually lecturing the judiciary which is not acceptable.

SupremeCourt to hear plea by terror convict Abu Saleem stating that his imprisonment cannot extend beyond 25 years as per the assurances given by the government of India to Portugal during his extradition.

According to reports Ministry of Home Affairs has filed an affidavit stating that it is bound by assurances given to Portugal, however the question of complying with the same will arise only in 2030 and will be done at the appropriate time subject to remedies available.

Rishi Malhotra, Advocate makes submissions on the order of the SupremeCourt on February 2nd, 2022. He says he has 2 submissions.

“An affidavit is filed on April 18, 2022 by Home Secretary. It says remedies which will be available. Will it open a pandora’s box?”

Justice Kaul: I don’t understand some parts of the affidavit. Home Secretary seems tell us we should decide the case, it is for him to say this. That too after giving him 2 opportunities to file the affidavit. We don’t take it very kindly

Justice Kaul: We will take your assurance on record. Point out from the affidavit as to from where the period of 25 will start. In custody case, it starts from the day he was taken into custody.

ASG Natraj: We are taking it from the time he was held in… Continue Reading...

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