New Delhi: India might get new criminal laws in place of the three bills – IPC, CrPC and the Evidence Act – which was recently introduced by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Parliament, by the end of 2023, NDTV reported on Monday.
“The country is likely to get three new laws as the committee responsible is working on submitting its report ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament. It is expected that bills will be passed by the Centre in the parliament post winter Session” NDTV reported quoted sources as saying.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar on Friday specified the three proposed laws, which will replace the IPC, CrPC and the Evidence Act to the Standing Committee on Home Affairs for examining, asking to submit its report within three months.
On August 24, a meeting of the standing committee has been called for discussing the proposed bills.
According to the sources, the meeting will be frequent for accelerating the process. Following which daily meetings might be considered in the later part.
The committee is headed by BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP and former police officer Brij Lal and had served as the UP police chief between 2011-12.
Three Bills introduced by Lok Sabha By Union Minister Amit Shah on August 11 were the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bhartiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Bhartiya Sakshya Bil.
Upon passing in the parliament, the proposed bills will replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Indian Evidence Act.
(Written by- Mahek Nigam)