New Delhi, 11/5: The Supreme Court on Wednesday put a hold on the colonial-era legislation till the Centre re-examines its provisions. Announcing its order on the validity of the law on Wednesday, the apex court urged Centre and states to refrain from registering any FIRs invoking Section 124A IPC.
“Should such cases be registered, the parties are at liberty to approach court. The court to expeditiously dispose off the same,” the CJI said announcing the order.
“Those already booked under Section 124A IPC and are in jail can approach the courts for bail,” the CJI said which in effect means pending cases can be stayed by the apex court.