Bombay HC quashes 1993 detention order executed in 2023, says Centre failed to justify execution after 30 yrs

Updated: Sep 28 2023 3:18PM

Mumbai, Sep 28 (PTI) The Bombay High Court has quashed a 1993 detention order and a 2023 order confirming it passed by the Centre against a 62-year-old man over suspicion that he was involved in unauthorised acquisition and transfer of foreign exchange.

The authority had failed to justify execution of the order after 30 years, the HC said on Wednesday.

The man, Abdul Rasheed, was detained on February 28, 2023 for a year under provisions of the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA).