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SC Upholds SC/ST Amendment Act, No Inquiry Before Lodging an FIR

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld the validity of the 2018 amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act which had among other things reintroduced the bar on anticipatory bail to those accused under the Act. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said a preliminary inquiry is not essential...