Apex court sends Centre's review plea of immediate arrest to 3 judge bench

Last Modified Friday, 13 September 2019 (16:18 IST)
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday referred to its three-judge bench the Centre's petition seeking a review of its March 20, 2018 order which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the and the (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
A bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra and  also comprising Justice M R Shah, passed the verdict after the Central  government knocked the doors of the Apex Court seeking to refer the  matter to a larger bench and to re-examine the matter afresh. 
 
"We are referring the matter to a larger, three-judge bench. Let it hear the matter fresh," the bench said.The Central government had sought review of the 2018 judgment by which various provisions of the were diluted. The Union government had amended the law subsequently to neutralise SC judgment.(UNI)