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Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill, 2018

  • 10 Aug 2018
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Parliament has passed the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018.

Key Points

  • The Bill rules out any provision for anticipatory bail for a person accused of atrocities against SC/STs, notwithstanding any court order.
  • The legislation also provides that no preliminary inquiry will be required for registering a criminal case and an arrest under this law.
  • The arrest of a person accused of having committed an offence under the Act would not require any approval.
  • The provisions of Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure which deals with anticipatory bail shall not apply to a case under this Act, notwithstanding any judgment or order of any Court.

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