Mark the best option:
Free legal aid for an accused is a ____________?
Fundamental duty of the State
Directive Principles of State policy
Directive Principle as well as fundamental right
The right to free legal aid has been expressly included under the directive principles of state policy under Article 39-A in Part IV of the constitution. The Supreme Court has also included free legal aid in the ambit of Article 21 which guarantees a right to life and personal liberty.
Directive Principle as well as a fundamental right is the correct option.