High Court of Delhi directed the Principal & Sessions Judge to depute a judicial officer to visit a detention centre located in Delhi

High Court of Delhi directed the Principal & Sessions Judge to depute a judicial officer to visit a detention centre located in Delhi

The Delhi High Court directed the Principal District & Sessions Judge (HQs.) to depute a Judicial Officer to visit a detention centre located in Delhi and inspect the same with respect to the conditions prevailing there.

The Bench of Justice J. R. Midha and Justice Brijesh Sethi was hearing the plea of one Ruma Bibi, whose husband (alleged to be a Pakistani national) has been kept in a detention centre [Sewa Sadan Deportation Centre Narela Lampur Village, Delhi] after he completed his jail sentence.

It has been alleged in the plea moved through Advocates Ajay Verma and Mehak Nakra that the husband of the petitioner is presently detained in the detention centre, and the condition of the Centre is very pathetic for want of cleanliness and hygiene and no medical facilities are being provided to the detainees there.

It was also submitted before the Court that the detainees are not permitted to communicate with their families and their counsels, and no legal aid is being provided to them.

In the plea, it has further been stated that the Petitioner, along with her husband and two children used to live at Kolkata and in the year 2012, her husband was arrested from the New Delhi Railway Station and was booked under the Official Secrets Act and the Foreigner’s Act.

Further, he was convicted and sentenced by a trial court and after the completion of his sentence in April 2020, he was released from jail was sent to ‘Sewa Sadan Deportation Centre in Narela Lampur Village, Delhi’ for the purpose of deportation.

 

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