Parliament review committees decision would hold for trial under POTA: SC

October 21st, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi , Oct 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that if a Parliamentry Review Committee gives the finding that the offence against the accused cannot be tried under Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), then trial under the anti-terror law cannot proceed.

However, the state can always file an appeal against POTA review committee, said the bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan pronouncing the verdict.

The apex courts ruling was with respect to a bunch of petitions filed by the accused in the Godhra train carnage challenging the decision to prosecute them under the anti-terror law even after the Gujarat state POTA review committee had held that offence under POTA cannot be made out against them. (ANI)

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