Dispute or attack without intention to insult not to fall under the category of SC-ST Act offence – Jharkhand High Court

Ranchi:  While hearing a case, the Jharkhand High Court has held that as long as there is no dispute or attack with the intention of humiliating a person belonging to Scheduled Caste or Tribe, that crime will not be covered under the SC-ST Act.

In fact, Dumka Civil Court had convicted Baijnath Singh and Naved Singh in the SC-ST case and sentenced them to two years’ imprisonment. Against which a petition was filed in the High Court.

The petition of the convicts was heard in the court of High Court judge Justice Gautam Kumar Chaudhary.

During the hearing, the court said that deliberate display of insult or intimidation for the purpose of publicly humiliating a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe constitutes an offense under Section 3 (1) (x) of the SC/ST Act. Is necessary.

In any case, it does not constitute an offense under the SC/ST Act unless it is specifically intended to humiliate the victim on the basis of his or her caste.

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