The government passes a Code of Criminal Procedures that prohibits pre-emptive bail in crimes against women and children


New Delhi: The state of Uttar Pradesh Vidhansabha led by Yogi Adityanath has adopted a policy of “zero tolerance” for crimes against women and children. The State Assembly has passed the Criminal Procedure Act (Amendment) Act 2022, which prohibits pre-trial bail for those accused of crimes against women and children.

There will be a change in the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

In this act brought to the Union Assembly at the initiative of CM Yogi Adityanath, anticipatory bail for those accused of heinous crimes against women has been abolished. This will change the provisions of the CRPC. According to reports, steps taken to ensure women’s empowerment were discussed at the Union Assembly on Thursday. During this time this law was introduced.

Effective in cases of rape, gang rape and POCSO

According to the information, after the amendment in the bill, there will be a provision that those accused of serious crimes against women such as rape, gang rape and sexual misconduct will not receive pre-emptive bail. An accused registered under the POCSO Act will also not be granted anticipatory bail. The amendment bill seeks to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure and Section 438 of the POCSO Act.

The accused will not be able to intimidate witnesses or destroy evidence

While proposing the amendment bill, the Uttar Pradesh government said the move was taken within the framework of the zero-tolerance policy for crimes against women and children. The bill states that by adopting a zero-tolerance policy for crimes against women and children, in order to promptly collect evidence in sexual crimes, avoid destroying evidence, reduce the possibility of evidence being destroyed, and protect the victim or child. . It was decided to amend Article 438 of the Criminal Procedure Code of 1973 to prevent the creation of fear among witnesses. This amendment could be a milestone in preventing the accused from intimidating witnesses or the victim and affecting evidence.

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