SC Refuses To Stay Amendments Made To SC / ST Act 2018
The Supreme Court refused to stay the amendments made to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act which restored the no anticipatory bail provision for the accused.Petitions challenging the amendment of SC/ST(Prevention of Atrocities) came to be heard by a Bench of Justices AK Sikri, S Abdul Nazeer and MR Shah, which refused to impose a stay on the operation of the amendment. The bench referred the matter to the Chief Justice for reconstitution of a bench which Justice U U Lalit was a part of.
The Parliament had through an amendment in August, 2018 reversed the effect of the Supreme Court’s judgment in this regard.
By way of the Amendment of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) 2018 , a new section 18A has been inserted in the Act of 1989, which does away with the court-imposed requirements of undertaking preliminary inquiry and of procuring approval prior to making an arrest. It also restores the unconditional ban on the grant of anticipatory bail in the event of an offence under the Act.
Request for seeking Adjournment in the application under Section 127B of Customs Act, 1962
Source: LiveLaw, Barandbench