The bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha by Amit Shah. (symbolic)
The Center has withdrawn three new criminal law bills introduced in the Lok Sabha to reform the criminal justice system in the country. This decision has been taken by the Central Government after the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee. According to the information, new bills will be brought on the basis of some recommendations of the Standing Committee.
In fact, the government has withdrawn the Indian Justice Code Bill 2023, the Indian Civil Defense Code Bill and the Indian Evidence Bill 2023. These bills were introduced in Parliament on August 11 during the monsoon session. These three bills were brought to replace the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Evidence Act.
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Their aim is to provide justice: Shah
After this, all three bills were sent to the Select Committee of Parliament. The committee was to submit its report within three months. According to media reports, while presenting the bill in Parliament, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that its aim is not to punish but to provide justice.
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What is IPC and CrPC?
Let us tell you that sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) are imposed in cases of serious crimes. It gives the definition of crimes as well as the punishment prescribed for them. Civil law and criminal also come under IPC. There are 23 chapters and 511 sections in the Indian Penal Code. Police register criminal cases under IPC, but the subsequent process goes on under Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).