Rajnath Singh urges all political parties and groups to maintain peace

Updated On : 02 Apr,2018 | 14:23 PM
The Centre on Monday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court (SC) against its verdict there would be no automatic arrest on any complaint filed under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Rajnath Singh urged all political parties and groups to maintain peace as still across the nation protests in different parts are underway.

On March 20, the apex court, in a bid to check misuse of the SC/ST Act, ruled that a government official cannot be prosecuted on a mere allegation of committing an offence under the Act without the sanction of the appointing authority. It also ruled that a preliminary enquiry in a case under the Atrocities Act would be done by the Deputy Superintendent of Police to ensure the allegations are not frivolous, and to avoid the false implication of an innocent.

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