THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) AMENDMENT ACT, 2015

THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES
(PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) AMENDMENT
ACT, 2015
NO. 1 OF 2016
[31st December, 2015.]
An Act to amend the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention
of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
1. (1) This Act may be called the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes
(Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification
in the Official Gazette, appoint.
2. In the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities)
Act, 1989 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in the long title, for the words “Special
Courts”, the words “Special Courts and the Exclusive Special Courts” shall be substituted.
Short title
and commencement.
Amendment
of long title. 33 of 1989.
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REGISTERED NO. DL—(N)04/0007/2003—16
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(Legislative Department)
New Delhi, the 1st January, 2016/Pausha 11, 1937 (Saka)
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the
31st December, 2015, and is hereby published for general information:—
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3. In section 2 of the principal Act, in sub-section (1),—
(i) after clause (b), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:—
‘(bb) “dependent” means the spouse, children, parents, brother and sister
of the victim, who are dependent wholly or mainly on such victim for his support
and maintenance;
(bc) “economic boycott” means–
(i) a refusal to deal with, work for hire or do business with other
person; or
(ii) to deny opportunities including access to services or contractual
opportunities for rendering service for consideration; or
(iii) to refuse to do anything on the terms on which things would be
commonly done in the ordinary course of business; or
(iv) to abstain from the professional or business relations that one
would maintain with other person;
(bd) “Exclusive Special Court” means the Exclusive Special Court
established under sub-section (1) of section 14 exclusively to try the offences
under this Act;
(be) “forest rights” shall have the meaning assigned to it in sub-section
(1) of section 3 of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers
(Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006;
(bf) “manual scavenger” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause
(g) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual
Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013;
(bg) “public servant” means a public servant as defined under section 21
of the Indian Penal Code, as well as any other person deemed to be a public
servant under any other law for the time being in force and includes any person
acting in his official capacity under the Central Government or the State
Government, as the case may be;’;
(ii) after clause (e), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:—
‘(ea) “Schedule” means the Schedule appended to this Act;
(eb) “social boycott” means a refusal to permit a person to render to other
person or receive from him any customary service or to abstain from social
relations that one would maintain with other person or to isolate him from
others;
(ec) “victim” means any individual who falls within the definition of the
‘‘Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes’’ under clause (c) of sub-section (1)
of section 2, and who has suffered or experienced physical, mental, psychological,
emotional or monetary harm or harm to his property as a result of the commission
of any offence under this Act and includes his relatives, legal guardian and legal
heirs;
(ed) “witness” means any person who is acquainted with the facts and
circumstances, or is in possession of any information or has knowledge necessary
for the purpose of investigation, inquiry or trial of any crime involving an offence
under this Act, and who is or may be required to give information or make a
statement or produce any document during investigation, inquiry or trial of such
case and includes a victim of such offence;’;
Amendment
of section 2.
2 of 2007.
25 of 2013.
45 of 1860.
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(iii) for clause (f), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—
“(f) the words and expressions used but not defined in this Act and defined
in the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 or the Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1973, as the case may be, shall be deemed to have the meanings
respectively assigned to them in those enactments.”.
4. In section 3 of the principal Act,––
(i) for sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:—
‘(1) Whoever, not being a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled
Tribe,–
(a) puts any inedible or obnoxious substance into the mouth of a
member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe or forces such member
to drink or eat such inedible or obnoxious substance;
(b) dumps excreta, sewage, carcasses or any other obnoxious
substance in premises, or at the entrance of the premises, occupied by a
member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
(c) with intent to cause injury, insult or annoyance to any member of
a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe, dumps excreta, waste matter,
carcasses or any other obnoxious substance in his neighbourhood;
(d) garlands with footwear or parades naked or semi-naked a member
of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
(e) forcibly commits on a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled
Tribe any act, such as removing clothes from the person, forcible tonsuring
of head, removing moustaches, painting face or body or any other similar
act, which is derogatory to human dignity;
(f) wrongfully occupies or cultivates any land, owned by, or in the
possession of or allotted to, or notified by any competent authority to be
allotted to, a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe, or gets
such land transferred;
(g) wrongfully dispossesses a member of a Scheduled Caste or a
Scheduled Tribe from his land or premises or interferes with the enjoyment
of his rights, including forest rights, over any land or premises or water or
irrigation facilities or destroys the crops or takes away the produce
therefrom.
Explanation.––For the purposes of clause ( f) and this clause, the
expression “wrongfully” includes—
(A) against the person’s will;
(B) without the person’s consent;
(C) with the person’s consent, where such consent has been
obtained by putting the person, or any other person in whom the
person is interested in fear of death or of hurt; or
(D) fabricating records of such land;
(h) makes a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe to do
“begar” or other forms of forced or bonded labour other than any
compulsory service for public purposes imposed by the Government;
(i) compels a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe to
dispose or carry human or animal carcasses, or to dig graves;
45 of 1860.
1 of 1872.
2 of 1974.
Amendment
of section 3.
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(j) makes a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe to do
manual scavenging or employs or permits the employment of such member
for such purpose;
(k) performs, or promotes dedicating a Scheduled Caste or a
Scheduled Tribe woman to a deity, idol, object of worship, temple, or other
religious institution as a devadasi or any other similar practice or permits
aforementioned acts;
(l) forces or intimidates or prevents a member of a Scheduled Caste
or a Scheduled Tribe—
(A) not to vote or to vote for a particular candidate or to vote
in a manner other than that provided by law;
(B) not to file a nomination as a candidate or to withdraw such
nomination; or
(C) not to propose or second the nomination of a member of a
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe as a candidate in any election;
(m) forces or intimidates or obstructs a member of a Scheduled Caste
or a Scheduled Tribe, who is a member or a Chairperson or a holder of any
other office of a Panchayat under Part IX of the Constitution or a
Municipality under Part IXA of the Constitution, from performing their
normal duties and functions;
(n) after the poll, causes hurt or grievous hurt or assault or imposes
or threatens to impose social or economic boycott upon a member of a
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe or prevents from availing benefits
of any public service which is due to him;
(o) commits any offence under this Act against a member of a
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe for having voted or not having
voted for a particular candidate or for having voted in a manner provided
by law;
(p) institutes false, malicious or vexatious suit or criminal or other
legal proceedings against a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled
Tribe;
(q) gives any false or frivolous information to any public servant
and thereby causes such public servant to use his lawful power to the
injury or annoyance of a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled
Tribe;
(r) intentionally insults or intimidates with intent to humiliate a
member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe in any place within
public view;
(s) abuses any member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe
by caste name in any place within public view;
(t) destroys, damages or defiles any object generally known to be
held sacred or in high esteem by members of the Scheduled Castes or the
Scheduled Tribes.
Explanation.––For the purposes of this clause, the expression
“object” means and includes statue, photograph and portrait;
(u) by words either written or spoken or by signs or by visible
representation or otherwise promotes or attempts to promote feelings of
enmity, hatred or ill-will against members of the Scheduled Castes or the
Scheduled Tribes;
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(v) by words either written or spoken or by any other means
disrespects any late person held in high esteem by members of the
Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes;
(w) (i) intentionally touches a woman belonging to a Scheduled
Caste or a Scheduled Tribe, knowing that she belongs to a Scheduled
Caste or a Scheduled Tribe, when such act of touching is of a sexual
nature and is without the recipient’s consent;
(ii) uses words, acts or gestures of a sexual nature towards a woman
belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe, knowing that she
belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
Explanation.––For the purposes of sub-clause (i), the expression
“consent” means an unequivocal voluntary agreement when the person
by words, gestures, or any form of non-verbal communication,
communicates willingness to participate in the specific act:
Provided that a woman belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a
Scheduled Tribe who does not offer physical resistance to any act of a
sexual nature is not by reason only of that fact, is to be regarded as
consenting to the sexual activity:
Provided further that a woman’s sexual history, including with the
offender shall not imply consent or mitigate the offence;
(x) corrupts or fouls the water of any spring, reservoir or any other
source ordinarily used by members of the Scheduled Castes or the
Scheduled Tribes so as to render it less fit for the purpose for which it is
ordinarily used;
( y) denies a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe any
customary right of passage to a place of public resort or obstructs such
member so as to prevent him from using or having access to a place of
public resort to which other members of public or any other section thereof
have a right to use or access to;
(z) forces or causes a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled
Tribe to leave his house, village or other place of residence:
Provided that nothing contained in this clause shall apply to any
action taken in discharge of a public duty;
(za) obstructs or prevents a member of a Scheduled Caste or a
Scheduled Tribe in any manner with regard to—
(A) using common property resources of an area, or burial or
cremation ground equally with others or using any river, stream,
spring, well, tank, cistern, water-tap or other watering place, or any
bathing ghat, any public conveyance, any road, or passage;
(B) mounting or riding bicycles or motor cycles or wearing
footwear or new clothes in public places or taking out wedding
procession, or mounting a horse or any other vehicle during wedding
processions;
(C) entering any place of worship which is open to the public
or other persons professing the same religion or taking part in, or
taking out, any religious, social or cultural processions including
jatras;
(D) entering any educational institution, hospital, dispensary,
primary health centre, shop or place of public entertainment or any
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other public place; or using any utensils or articles meant for public
use in any place open to the public; or
(E) practicing any profession or the carrying on of any
occupation, trade or business or employment in any job which other
members of the public, or any section thereof, have a right to use or
have access to;
(zb) causes physical harm or mental agony of a member of a Scheduled
Caste or a Scheduled Tribe on the allegation of practicing witchcraft or
being a witch; or
(zc) imposes or threatens a social or economic boycott of any person
or a family or a group belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled
Tribe,
shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six
months but which may extend to five years and with fine.’;
(ii) in sub-section (2),––
(a) in clause (v), for the words “on the ground that such person is a
member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe or such property belongs to
such member”, the words “knowing that such person is a member of a Scheduled
Caste or a Scheduled Tribe or such property belongs to such member” shall be
substituted;
(b) after clause (v), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:––
“(va) commits any offence specified in the Schedule, against a person
or property, knowing that such person is a member of a Scheduled Caste
or a Scheduled Tribe or such property belongs to such member, shall be
punishable with such punishment as specified under the Indian Penal
Code for such offences and shall also be liable to fine.”.
5. For section 4 of the principal Act, the following section shall be substituted, namely:—
“4. (1) Whoever, being a public servant but not being a member of a Scheduled
Caste or a Scheduled Tribe, wilfully neglects his duties required to be performed by
him under this Act and the rules made thereunder, shall be punishable with imprisonment
for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to one year.
(2) The duties of public servant referred to in sub-section (1) shall include––
(a) to read out to an informant the information given orally, and reduced to
writing by the officer in charge of the police station, before taking the signature
of the informant;
(b) to register a complaint or a First Information Report under this Act and
other relevant provisions and to register it under appropriate sections of this
Act;
(c) to furnish a copy of the information so recorded forthwith to the
informant;
(d) to record the statement of the victims or witnesses;
(e) to conduct the investigation and file charge sheet in the Special Court
or the Exclusive Special Court within a period of sixty days, and to explain the
delay if any, in writing;
(f) to correctly prepare, frame and translate any document or electronic
record;
45 of 1860.
Substitution of
new section
for section 4.
Punishment
for neglect of
duties.
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(g) to perform any other duty specified in this Act or the rules made
thereunder:
Provided that the charges in this regard against the public servant shall be
booked on the recommendation of an administrative enquiry.
(3) The cognizance in respect of any dereliction of duty referred to in
sub-section (2) by a public servant shall be taken by the Special Court or the Exclusive
Special Court and shall give direction for penal proceedings against such public
servant.”.
6. In section 8 of the principal Act,––
(i) in clause (a), for the words “any financial assistance to a person accused of”,
the words “any financial assistance in relation to the offences committed by a person
accused of” shall be substituted;
(ii) after clause (b), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:––
“(c) the accused was having personal knowledge of the victim or his
family, the Court shall presume that the accused was aware of the caste or tribal
identity of the victim, unless the contrary is proved.”.
7. In section 10 of the principal Act, in sub-section (1),––
(a) after the words and figures “article 244 of the Constitution”, the words,
brackets and figures “or any area identified under the provisions of clause (vii) of
sub-section (2) of section 21” shall be inserted;
(b) for the words “two years”, the words “three years” shall be substituted.
8. For section 14 of the principal Act, the following section shall be substituted,
namely:––
“14. (1) For the purpose of providing for speedy trial, the State Government
shall, with the concurrence of the Chief Justice of the High Court, by notification in the
Official Gazette, establish an Exclusive Special Court for one or more Districts:
Provided that in Districts where less number of cases under this Act is recorded,
the State Government shall, with the concurrence of the Chief Justice of the High
Court, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify for such Districts, the Court of
Session to be a Special Court to try the offences under this Act:
Provided further that the Courts so established or specified shall have power to
directly take cognizance of offences under this Act.
(2) It shall be the duty of the State Government to establish adequate number of
Courts to ensure that cases under this Act are disposed of within a period of two
months, as far as possible.
(3) In every trial in the Special Court or the Exclusive Special Court, the
proceedings shall be continued from day-to-day until all the witnesses in attendance
have been examined, unless the Special Court or the Exclusive Special Court finds the
adjournment of the same beyond the following day to be necessary for reasons to be
recorded in writing:
Provided that when the trial relates to an offence under this Act, the trial shall, as
far as possible, be completed within a period of two months from the date of filing of
the charge sheet.”.
Amendment
of section 8.
Amendment
of section 10.
Substitution
of new
section for
section 14.
Special Court
and Exclusive
Special Court.
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9. After section 14 of the principal Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely:—
“14A. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal
Procedure,1973, an appeal shall lie, from any judgment, sentence or order, not being an
interlocutory order, of a Special Court or an Exclusive Special Court, to the High Court
both on facts and on law.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (3) of section 378 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, an appeal shall lie to the High Court against an order
of the Special Court or the Exclusive Special Court granting or refusing bail.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in
force, every appeal under this section shall be preferred within a period of ninety days
from the date of the judgment, sentence or order appealed from:
Provided that the High Court may entertain an appeal after the expiry of the said
period of ninety days if it is satisfied that the appellant had sufficient cause for not
preferring the appeal within the period of ninety days:
Provided further that no appeal shall be entertained after the expiry of the period
of one hundred and eighty days.
(4) Every appeal preferred under sub-section (1) shall, as far as possible, be
disposed of within a period of three months from the date of admission of the appeal.”.
10. For section 15 of the principal Act, the following section shall be substituted,
namely:—
“15. (1) For every Special Court, the State Government shall, by notification in
the Official Gazette, specify a Public Prosecutor or appoint an advocate who has been
in practice as an advocate for not less than seven years, as a Special Public Prosecutor
for the purpose of conducting cases in that Court.
(2) For every Exclusive Special Court, the State Government shall, by notification
in the Official Gazette, specify an Exclusive Special Public Prosecutor or appoint an
advocate who has been in practice as an advocate for not less than seven years, as an
Exclusive Special Public Prosecutor for the purpose of conducting cases in that Court.”.
11. After Chapter IV of the principal Act, the following Chapter shall be inserted,
namely:—
“CHAPTER IVA
RIGHTS OF VICTIMS AND WITNESSES
15A. (1) It shall be the duty and responsibility of the State to make arrangements
for the protection of victims, their dependents, and witnesses against any kind of
intimidation or coercion or inducement or violence or threats of violence.
(2) A victim shall be treated with fairness, respect and dignity and with due
regard to any special need that arises because of the victim’s age or gender or
educational disadvantage or poverty.
(3) A victim or his dependent shall have the right to reasonable, accurate, and
timely notice of any Court proceeding including any bail proceeding and the Special
Public Prosecutor or the State Government shall inform the victim about any proceedings
under this Act.
(4) A victim or his dependent shall have the right to apply to the Special Court or
the Exclusive Special Court, as the case may be, to summon parties for production of
any documents or material, witnesses or examine the persons present.
Insertion of
new section
14A.
Appeals.
2 of 1974.
2 of 1974.
Substitution of
new section for
section 15.
Special Public
Prosecutor
and Exclusive
Public
Prosecutor.
Insertion of
new Chapter
IVA.
Rights of
victims and
witnesses.
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(5) A victim or his dependent shall be entitled to be heard at any proceeding
under this Act in respect of bail, discharge, release, parole, conviction or sentence of
an accused or any connected proceedings or arguments and file written submission
on conviction, acquittal or sentencing.
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure,
1973, the Special Court or the Exclusive Special Court trying a case under this Act shall
provide to a victim, his dependent, informant or witnesses—
(a) the complete protection to secure the ends of justice;
(b) the travelling and maintenance expenses during investigation, inquiry
and trial;
(c) the social-economic rehabilitation during investigation, inquiry and
trial; and
(d) relocation.
(7) The State shall inform the concerned Special Court or the Exclusive Special
Court about the protection provided to any victim or his dependent, informant or
witnesses and such Court shall periodically review the protection being offered and
pass appropriate orders.
(8) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub-section (6), the
concerned Special Court or the Exclusive Special Court may, on an application made by
a victim or his dependent, informant or witness in any proceedings before it or by the
Special Public Prosecutor in relation to such victim, informant or witness or on its own
motion, take such measures including––
(a) concealing the names and addresses of the witnesses in its orders or
judgments or in any records of the case accessible to the public;
(b) issuing directions for non-disclosure of the identity and addresses of
the witnesses;
(c) take immediate action in respect of any complaint relating to harassment
of a victim, informant or witness and on the same day, if necessary, pass appropriate
orders for protection:
Provided that inquiry or investigation into the complaint received under
clause (c) shall be tried separately from the main case by such Court and
concluded within a period of two months from the date of receipt of the complaint:
Provided further that where the complaint under clause (c) is against any
public servant, the Court shall restrain such public servant from interfering with
the victim, informant or witness, as the case may be, in any matter related or
unrelated to the pending case, except with the permission of the Court.
(9) It shall be the duty of the Investigating Officer and the Station House Officer
to record the complaint of victim, informant or witnesses against any kind of intimidation,
coercion or inducement or violence or threats of violence, whether given orally or in
writing, and a photocopy of the First Information Report shall be immediately given to
them at free of cost.
(10) All proceedings relating to offences under this Act shall be video recorded.
(11) It shall be the duty of the concerned State to specify an appropriate scheme
to ensure implementation of the following rights and entitlements of victims and
witnesses in accessing justice so as––
(a) to provide a copy of the recorded First Information Report at free of
cost;
2 of 1974.
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(b) to provide immediate relief in cash or in kind to atrocity victims or their
dependents;
(c) to provide necessary protection to the atrocity victims or their
dependents, and witnesses;
(d) to provide relief in respect of death or injury or damage to property;
(e) to arrange food or water or clothing or shelter or medical aid or transport
facilities or daily allowances to victims;
(f) to provide the maintenance expenses to the atrocity victims and their
dependents;
(g) to provide the information about the rights of atrocity victims at the
time of making complaints and registering the First Information Report;
(h) to provide the protection to atrocity victims or their dependents and
witnesses from intimidation and harassment;
(i) to provide the information to atrocity victims or their dependents or
associated organisations or individuals, on the status of investigation and charge
sheet and to provide copy of the charge sheet at free of cost;
( j) to take necessary precautions at the time of medical examination;
(k) to provide information to atrocity victims or their dependents or
associated organisations or individuals, regarding the relief amount;
(l) to provide information to atrocity victims or their dependents or
associated organisations or individuals, in advance about the dates and place of
investigation and trial;
(m) to give adequate briefing on the case and preparation for trial to atrocity
victims or their dependents or associated organisations or individuals and to
provide the legal aid for the said purpose;
(n) to execute the rights of atrocity victims or their dependents or
associated organisations or individuals at every stage of the proceedings under
this Act and to provide the necessary assistance for the execution of the rights.
(12) It shall be the right of the atrocity victims or their dependents, to take
assistance from the Non-Government Organisations, social workers or advocates.”.
12. After section 23 of the principal Act, the following Schedule shall be inserted,
namely:––
“THE SCHEDULE
[See section 3(2) (va)]
Section under the Name of offence and punishment
Indian Penal Code
120A Definition of criminal conspiracy.
120B Punishment of criminal conspiracy.
141 Unlawful assembly.
142 Being member of unlawful assembly.
Insertion of
new Schedule.
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143 Punishment for unlawful assembly.
144 Joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon.
145 Joining or continuing in unlawful assembly, knowing it has been
commanded to disperse.
146 Rioting.
147 Punishment for rioting.
148 Rioting, armed with deadly weapon.
217 Public servant disobeying direction of law with intent to save person
from punishment or property from forfeiture.
319 Hurt.
320 Grievous hurt.
323 Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt.
324 Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
325 Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt.
326B Voluntarily throwing or attempting to throw acid.
332 Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty.
341 Punishment for wrongful restraint.
354 Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her
modesty.
354A Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment.
354B Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe.
354C Voyeurism.
354D Stalking.
359 Kidnapping.
363 Punishment for kidnapping.
365 Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to
confine person.
376B Sexual intercourse by husband upon his wife during separation.
376C Sexual intercourse by a person in authority.
447 Punishment for criminal trespass.
506 Punishment for criminal intimidation.
509 Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.”.
Section under the Name of offence and punishment
Indian Penal Code
13. (1) The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities)
Amendment Ordinance, 2014 is hereby repealed.
(2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the principal
Act, as amended by the said Ordinance, shall be deemed to have been done or taken under
the corresponding provisions of the principal Act, as amended by this Act.
————
DR. G. NARAYANA RAJU,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.
Repeal and
saving. Ord.
1 of 2014.
GMGIPMRND—3979GI(S3)—02-01-2016.
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