Roadside coconut vendor becomes the first accused to be booked under BNS in Goa

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Panaji: A roadside coconut vendor in Panaji city became the first accused to be booked under the new Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023 in the state of Goa on Monday.

Superintendent of Police (North) Akshat Kaushal told reporters that the first case under BNS has been booked at Panaji police station. He said that all the police stations have undergone the transition from old criminal law to the new one.

He said that the first case was booked at Panaji police station on Monday against one Nisar Bellari (53) for intentionally keeping moving his handcart carrying tender coconuts at the side of the road in Panaji city and selling the coconut to the public in an open thereby causing inconvenience to the general public and passerby and also smooth flow of the traffic.

The accused has been selling tender coconut near the lane in the city which leads to the Panaji market, he said.

Bellari has been booked under section 285 of Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, 2023.

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