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SC/ST Act: Supreme Court to review its order


The decision of the Supreme Court imposing checks and balances before arresting any individual under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 will now be reviewed by a three-judge bench of the apex court next week.

On March 20, 2018 a two-judge bench of the apex court had made drastic changes in the 1989 law by allowing anticipatory bail to an accused, prior permission from appointing authority (in case of public servant) and a senior police officer (in case of common citizen) before registering a case, and prior enquiry into the charges before making arrest ...


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