SC to hear Centre’s plea for review of SC/ST verdict at 2 pm

The Supreme Court will hear the Centre’s plea seeking to review the March 20 verdict putting safeguards on arrest under the the stringent SC/ST Act at 2 pm today.

The apex court agreed to hear the review petition after Attorney General K K Venugopal referred to large scale violence and loss of lives and property during yesterday’s Bharat Bandh.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra agreed to constitute the original bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit at 2 pm to hear the review plea.

The AG said it is an emergency situation as large scale violence has taken place and sought urgent hearing of the review petition today itself.

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