Treating ordinary country bomb cases as terrorist offences will defeat purpose of NIA Act : Madras high court

The madras high court has expressed concern about the difficulties which will be caused by sending all cases involving scheduled offences under the national investigation agency act to the ‘ Special court’s notified under the NIA act. Since Explosive substances Act is also a scheduled offences under the NIA act, every cases involving the offences under the Explosive Substances Act will have to go to special court under the NIA act. In this context, the high court noticed that the explosive substances act is routinely invoked in gangster crimes in tamil Nadu as” Ordinary rowdy gangs have now graduated from using knives to country bombs which they find easier to carry and hurl that traditional weapons “.

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