10 May 2020

Offence of atrocity can not be registered against a member of SC & ST

Can an offence of atrocity under SC ST (Prevention of atrocity) Act be registered against another person belonging to SC ST ? 
  
No-atrocity-offence
  The person which is making such allegations or utterances should not be a member of either Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe, as per T. Toranath & Anr. v. State of A.P. & Ors., reported in 1999 (1) Crimes 188 That means, the offence under these can be lodged against those persons only who are not being a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribes.[Para No.12]



Bombay High Court

Arjun Mohan Rathod
Vs.
The State Of Maharashtra

Decided on 08/05/2020



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