Supreme Court in Ujagar Singh Vs. The State of The Punjab, while construing the words “as soon as may be” in Section 7 of the Preventive Detention Act, 4 of 1950 said that these words mean reasonable dispatch and what is reasonable dispatch depends on the facts of each case, it being not possible to set down an arbitrary time limit. Recently in a number of decisions this Court has taken a similar view.
SAMARESH CHANDRA BOSE AND OTHERS Vs. THE DISTRICT MAGISTRATE, BURDWAN AND OTHERS