Supreme Court sets aside its 2018 verdict on SC/ST Act

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside its judgement which introduced measures like prior inquiry before the arrest of an accused under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act), 1989.

The apex court observed that no such directions should have been passed.

The court recalled directions which mandated prior sanction for arrest of public servants and private persons. The court also recalled the requirement of preliminary enquiry before registering FIR.

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