Supreme Court Explains SC/ST Prevention Of Atrocities Act In Latest Judgement

The Supreme Court judgement considers a case where a complaint was filed before the jurisdictional police station under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 120B, 506 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 [hereinafter referred as ‘IPC’ for brevity] and under Section 3 of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 on the allegations that one Smt. Vidhyabai and others sold the disputed land to respondent no. 1 and got the appellant’s property mutated by committing fraud and forgery. It was further alleged that the respondents had threatened the appellant with dire consequence and swore at them with filthy language intended to belittle his caste/tribe. The concerned police station did not take any action on the aforesaid complaint Read More …