A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, ruled that the matter may be listed on May 3 along with the Centre’s review petition .
Through Attorney General K K Venugopal, the Union of India had last week mentioned the matter before the apex court for an urgent hearing
On April 27, the AG had mentioned the SC/ ST judgement matter, seeking a review of it by the apex court.
The Supreme Court said,’ We would hear the matter on May 3, at 2 pm.’
AG Venugopal had mentioned the matter before a bench, headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and also comprising Justice Deepak Gupta.
On March 20, the apex court had ruled that a state government official cannot be automatically arrested on a complaint filed under the Act & sanction of appointing authority was a must.
The Supreme Court, in its judgement, had held that there was no absolute bar for granting the anticipatory bail in atrocities matter.
Preliminary investigation by police, the apex court directed, was a must and a sanction by the competent authority will be required in cases against public servants.
A public servant can be arrested after grant of approval by the superior officer. In case of registration of any offence, the DSP shall conduct a preliminary enquiry, the bench had said in its judgement.
The bench was headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel.