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Supreme Court justifies verdict

 NEW DELHI, May 16 - The Supreme Court today justified its March 20 verdict on the SC/ST Act, saying even Parliament cannot allow the arrest of a person without a fair procedure and asserted that it has protected the fundamental rights to life and liberty of innocents by ordering prior scrutiny of complaints.

The Centre opposed the verdict saying that courts cannot order to supplant or substitute a provision in the law enacted by the Parliament.

A bench of Justices Adarsh Goel and UU Lalit said, “we are not living in a civilised society, if we allow an innocent to go behind bar on a one-sided version”. – PTI

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