Hearing victim, dependent in case under SC/ST Act mandatory: Supreme Court

The condition under Section 15A to hear victim or his dependent in any proceeding for bail, discharge, release, parole, conviction or sentence is an important mandate and should be strictly enforced, the top court said.
Hearing victim, dependent in case under SC/ST Act mandatory: Supreme Court
Supreme Court of India

A victim under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (SC/ST Act) or his dependent, should be mandatorily heard in any proceeding under the SC/ST Act as provided in Section 15A of the Act, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday (Hariram Bhambhi v. Satyanarayan & anr).

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