CrPC (Delhi Amendment) Bill, 2015 Passed by Delhi Assembly

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The Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) (Delhi Amendment) Bill, 2015 has passed by Delhi Assembly. The scope of magisterial inquiry into cases of suspicious death, rapes in police custody and suspicious disappearances has extended by The bill amends section 176 (1) of the CrPC Act, 1973.

  • Thus, it will empowers Delhi government to initiate a magisterial inquiry more to inquiry and covers cases of police custody and suspicious death.
  • Opposition has argued that it challenges the authority of Parliament as Delhi Assembly is empowering itself by passing the bill so that the portion of it is consider as another Centre - state flashpoint.
  • The Constitution of India and having power to alter The Ruling Delhi Government has mentioned that CrPC Act, 1976 executed by Parliament is a subject in the Concurrent list (having 52 items) in the Seventh Schedule.

About Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973:

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) is the main act on procedure for administration of substantive criminal law in India.
  • It was enacted in 1973 and came into effort from 1 April 1974.
  • It provides the equipment for the investigation of crime, suspicion of suspected criminals, collection of evidence, determination of guilt or innocence of the implicated person and the determination of punishment of the guilty.
  • It also deals with public nuisance, prevention of offences and maintenance of wife, child and parents.

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