Monday, February 22, 2010

[ZESTCaste] HC asks authorities to follow provisions of SC,ST Act

HC asks authorities to follow provisions of SC,ST Act


Madurai, Feb 22 (PTI) Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today
directed authorities to follow the provisions of the SC and ST
Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989 in the case of a Dalit youth who
alleged that some youngsters thrust human excreta into his mouth.

A Division Bench, comprising Justices Prabha Sri Devan and B
Rajendran, gave the direction after counsel for Sadayandi said
provisions of the Act had not been followed by Dindigul District
Collector and the victim had not been provided immediate relief.

The Collector did not visit the place of occurrence nor was an inquiry
held by an official in the rank of Additional District Collector, the
counsel said.

Earlier the Judges asked the Nilakottai DSP if he can directly probe
the incident, to which the police officer replied in the affirmative.
The DSP has been asked to submit his report next Wednesday.

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