This term has come up pretty often, so I thought of posting a clarification on this. Applies to NRIs.
Again, this is not legal advice. This is a non binding FYI only.
Here is the file: What Is Habeas Corpus ?
Here is a SC Judgment on Habeas Corpus:
Here are some SC judgments on Habeas Corpus:
Here is an example of the use of Habeas Corpus: ”
Habeas Corpus filed to produce arrested Maoists
A Habeas Corpus petition was filed before the Madras High Court to produce three Maoists who were arrested by Special Task Force police in Tirupur on July 9.
In his petition, Centre for Protection of Civil Liberties General Secretary G Haribabu contended that the three Maoists- Sundarmurthy(30), Karthik(25) and Easwaran(23) were arrested by the special police team actually on July eight and not on July nine.
Mr Haribabu submitted that the three were not produced before any court or remanded in judicial custody so far and the relatives of the arrested fear that the three were in illegal custody.
He prayed the High Court to issue a writ of Habeas Corpus to produce the arrested persons before the court as per Article 226 of the Constitution.
For the Government of Tamil Nadu, the respondent in the case, Home Department Secretary, “Q” Branch CID Superintendent of Police and the Special Task Force Additional Director General of Police were present when the petition was taken up for hearing.”