Arrest of an accused not mandatory under SC/ST Act, says Supreme Court

March 24, 2018

New Delhi: Observing that there is large-scale misuse of the law, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held that arrest of an accused is not mandatory under the provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and accused are entitled for anticipatory bail. A Bench of justices Adarsh K. Goel and Uday U. Lalit gave this ruling on an appeal from Maharashtra government employee Dr. Subash Mahajan challenging a Bombay High Court verdict…