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Criminal offence committed by a member of Schedule Tribe, Jurisdiction of court [State of Meghalaya V. Melvin Sohlangpiaw]

Respondent, a member of Khasi scheduled tribe was being tried for offence punishable under section 302 of the IPC i.e murder before the session Judge- Deceased was also belonging to same community – When the case came for trial, accused contended that since both the parties were tribals,  the case was exclusively triable by the District Council Court 

11 Feb 2020

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