Article 142 powers can be used to quash SC/ST Act cases in which parties have arrived at compromise: Supreme Court

If the court is of the view that the overarching objective of the statute is not compromised, then the mere fact that the relevant offence pertains to a special statute won’t block the usage of powers under Article 142.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court on Monday held that it is within the scope of its powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to quash cases under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act) provided that the dispute is predominantly private in nature and a compromise has been reached between the parties without any duress (Ramawtar v State of Madhya Pradesh).

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