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Ladakh admin sets-up panel for implementation of 3 new criminal laws

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‘Committee to formulate roadmap, periodically review progress for their implementation’

Srinagar: The administration of Ladakh has constituted a high-level committee for the implementation of three criminal laws passed by the Parliament.

The Union Territory’s administration has constituted a 10-member steering committee headed by the administrative secretary, Home Department for the effective implementation of Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, 2023 and Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill, 2023 passed by the Parliament in the winter session.

As per Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the committee also comprising an additional director general(head) of police Ladakh, administrative secretary, Law & Justice Department, administrative secretary, and General Administration Department has been mandated to look into the effective implementation of three criminal laws.

It has been mandated to formulate a time-bound roadmap for the successful implementation of these laws and periodically review the progress made towards the implementation of these laws in the UT.

These three criminal laws are essentially aimed at revamping colonial-era criminal laws, with a focus on enhancing penalties for crimes such as terrorism, lynching, and offences jeopardising national security. These laws replaced the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act. (KNO)

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