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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

CM headed committee to recommend amendments to Criminal Laws

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Panaji: Following directions from Union Home Ministry, State government has constituted a committee under Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to suggest amendments to the existing criminal laws of the country.

Union Ministry has started process to carry out a review of Indian Penal code (IPC), Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), Indian Evidence Act and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).

As per the notification, the committee will have to deliberate and suggest amendments in existing Criminal Laws keeping in view practical difficulties being faced in administration of the aforesaid laws.

Secretary Law, Special Secretary Home, Director General of Police, Superintendent of Police (ANC), SP Crime, SP North and South, and Director of Prosecution are the members of the committee.

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