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Vagueness of ground, irrelevant ground, a distinction between grounds which are merely vague and those which are extraneous or irrelevant often tends to be over-looked. Particulars of vague grounds can be, as seen already, supplied even later so as to show that the grounds were justified. If not supplied, the detenu can also ask for them. But, no amount of particulars of it would cure the defect of a ground given which is extraneous to the purposes for which preventive detention may be ordered. Any such ground would vitiate the detention order at its inception. At any rate, this Court could not separate the extraneous or irrelevant ground from the proper and the relevant ones. It could only order the release of detenu because something extraneous to the legally authorised objects of detention had also affected the decision to detain, Prabhu Dayal Deorah v.

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