Supreme Court refuses to stay its order on SC/ST Act

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Published on 3 April 2018 5:41 AM GMT

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, refused to stay its verdict on SC/ST Act in which it had ruled that anticipatory bail should be granted by the courts unless there was a prima facie case against the accused under the Act.

While hearing the Centre's review petition, the apex court asked all parties to submit detailed replies within two days. The matter will be heard after 10 days.

Earlier in the day, SC had agreed to hear Centre's plea seeking stay on apex court’s ruling on certain provisions in SC/ST Act.

Directing the listing of the matter at 2 p.m., before a bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the hearing will be in open court.

The Chief Justice's order came after Attorney General K.K. Venugopal mentioned the matter seeking the constitution of a bench comprising Justices Goel and Lalit which had pronounced the March 20 judgement.

Venugopal first mentioned the matter earlier on Tuesday before a bench of Justice Goel and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman.

Justice Goel said that they would hear the review petition in the open court at 2 p.m. provided the Chief Justice constitutes the bench.

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