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Legal Shorts: SC: Speedy trial is a fundamental right.

Speedy trial is fundamental right implicit in the guarantee of life and personal liberty enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution. Any accused denied this right is entitled to approach the Supreme Court for the enforcement of such right and the Court in discharge of it’s constitutional obligation has the power to give necessary directions to the State Government and other appropriate authorities for securing this right to the accused.

Case:
Kadra Pahadi v. State of Bihar.

Citation:
AIR 1982 SC 1167 : (1983) 2 SCC 104
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ADV. MAHESH VASWANI,
MUMBAI.
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