Filing a false case against an SC/ST member as well as giving false information to a government official that causes the official to harass an SC/ST member are both illegal. For example, if you go to the police and falsely accuse an SC/ST member for a crime, you may be punished.
If an SC/ST member is falsely accused of:
- A crime punishable by death, you will face life imprisonment and a fine.
- A false statement which causes the SC/ST member to be given the death penalty, you may face the death sentence.
- A crime punishable with 7 years or more of imprisonment, you will face imprisonment of a term of 6 months to 7 years.