Govt resolves to make changes in IPC, CrPC: Shah

PUNE, DEC 8 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 12/8/2019 12:33:19 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah Sunday said the BJP-led NDA government was committed to the amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to make them more conducive. Amit Shah’s remark comes amid a nationwide debate on delay in the criminal justice delivery system after the Unnao rape victim, who was set ablaze, died at a hospital in Delhi and the recent incident of a young veterinarian being raped, killed and set ablaze in Hyderabad.

Shah made the comment at the 54th conference of the DGPs and IGPs held in Pune. “The Home Minister underscored the government’s resolve to initiate changes in the IPC and CrPC to make them more conducive to today’s democratic set up”, an official statement said.

On Wednesday, Shah said the government had set up a committee to suggest necessary amendments in the IPC and CrPC to deal with issues related to mob lynching.


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