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Anticipatory bail will no longer be available in rape cases, Bill passed in the Legislative Assembly MEERI News

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The Yogi government has taken a major step in dealing with serious crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh. The Yogi government has passed the Criminal Procedure (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2022 in the Legislative Assembly to ensure that the accused do not get anticipatory bail at any cost in cases of serious crimes against women, including rape.

This Cr.P.C. According to the amendment bill, those who rape women and sexually abuse girls will not get anticipatory bail. Now it will be passed in the Legislative Council.

In fact, the Code of Criminal Procedure (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Bill 2022 was introduced in the UP Legislative Assembly on Thursday, which was later passed. The Bill proposes to amend Section 438 of the CrPC, 1973 in relation to the State. This section defines the powers of the High Court or Sessions Court to grant anticipatory bail.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna told the House that the non-availability of anticipatory bail in sexual offenses against girls and women will reduce the chances of the accused destroying evidence. Suresh Kumar Khanna further said that the period for filing the claim petition has been extended from three months to three years.

Further, there is a provision that the Tribunal shall have the power to sanction a minimum of Rs 5 lakh in case of death and Rs 1 lakh in case of permanent disability. However, the Tribunal may decide to sanction a higher amount.

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