After public uproar, Kerala police to re-examine UAPA cases


The top brass of the Kerala police will re­examine several cases charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA in various police stations in the state.

The cases, in which charges are yet to be filed, will be re­examined at the police headquarters. It will be examined if UAPA was evoked in these cases on the basis of adequate evidence, state police chief Loknath Behra said Saturday.

The cases will be re­examined with the help of legal experts. Behra said the accused in these cases will be given the chance to register their complaints over slapping the charge.

The DGP had Friday issued a circular on new guidelines to be followed before registering cases under UAPA. The circular was issued in the wake of the controversies over the police action on some human rights activists.

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