SUPREME COURT STAYS ARREST OF ACTIVIST TRUPTI DESAI IN A CASE FILED UNDER SC/ST (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) ACT

SUPREME COURT STAYS ARREST OF ACTIVIST TRUPTI DESAI IN A CASE FILED UNDER SC/ST (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) ACT

Amidst pendency of review petitions by the Union as well as several states against the controversial judgment in Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v. State of Maharashtra, where the Apex Court, in directing preliminary enquiry prior to arrest and lifting the absolute ban on anticipatory bail, diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989, the Supreme Court on 28.05.2018 granted an interim stay on the arrest of activist Trupti Prashant Desai in connection with a FIR under the said Act.