Lok Sabha passes Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha passes Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill 2018 to nullify Supreme Court Judgment

 
The Lok Sabha has passed a Bill to overturn a Supreme Court order concerning certain safeguards against arrest under the SC/ST law.
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill 2018, which was passed unanimously, rules out the provision for anticipatory bail for a person accused of atrocities against SC/STs, notwithstanding any court order.

 

The Bill also nullify the preliminary enquiry order of apex court and in bill provided that no preliminary enquiry will be required for registering a criminal case and an arrest under this law would not be subject to any approval.