Q. With reference to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, consider the following statements;
1.The Court shall take cognizance of any offence comitted under the Act without any government sanctions.
2.The Act empowers the Central Government to designate individuals as terrorists on certain grounds.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1 is incorrect: Section 45(1) of the UAPA says no court shall take cognizance of any offence under the Act without the previous sanction of the central or state government or any officer authorised by them.

Statement 2 is correct: The Act empowers the Central Government to designate individuals as terrorists on certain grounds.

Source: Indian Express