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Subverting the Legal System

I would like to bring to your attention how the Indian legal system and jails subvert democracy. My example is just one of those incarcerated, many of whom have spent years and finally been acquitted. In other words, Indian jurisprudence, whose essence is that one is considered innocent until proven guilty, is being subverted. In the jail itself, where undertrials are supposed to enjoy more rights than those convicted, the reverse is the practice and in the high risk ward (which is a de facto jail within a jail), where I am lodged, the rights are further curtailed.

Take my case: there has been illegality at every step. I was seized by the Andhra Pradesh Special Intelligence Bureau (APSIB) on 17 September 2009 but handed over to Delhi police who recorded the arrest as 20 September 2009.

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