JK Govt to review laws relating to sexual offences

Jammu, Dec 31: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday decided to review laws relating to sexual offences.
An official statement issued Monday evening said that on the directions of Chief Minister  Omar Abdullah, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Sagar took a meeting to review the laws relating to rape.
The meeting was attended by M I Qadri, Advocate General, G H Tantray, Secretary Law, and Senior Officers of the Department.
The statement said it was emphasized during the meeting that very effective and stringent provisions are needed to be incorporated in the law relating to sexual offences to make it deterrent and in tune with public sentiments.
“The changes in law will deal with various stages including investigation, prosecution and trial of such cases.”
The Law Department will also consult experts on the subject to make it comprehensive and effective.
“It will include changes in substantive law Rambir Penal Code (RPC) as well as the procedural laws (i.e. Criminal procedure Code and Evidence Act). Necessary initiatives will be taken to provide for fast-track investigation as well as fast track trial within shortest period.
It was further decided that a final draft of the Bill shall be prepared shortly for being placed before the Cabinet.”

Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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