THREE NEW CRIMINAL LAWS COME INTO FORCE

Jul 1, 2024 - 20:35
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THREE NEW CRIMINAL LAWS COME INTO FORCE

New Delhi (01/07/2024): Three new criminal laws - Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam- came into effect across India on Monday. The new laws will replace colonial-era Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Indian Evidence Act. A first FIR (First Information Report), under the new criminal laws, was registered today at Kamla Market Police Station in Delhi, against a street vendor. The case was registered under Section 285 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, on charges of obstructing a footover bridge at the New Delhi Railway Station.