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- Parliamentary Panel Recommends Handcuffs Should Not Be Used For Economic Offenders And Not To Clubbed With Those Arrested For Heinous Crimes Such As Rape And Murder
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The parliamentary committee believes that handcuffs should be used for certain types of heinous criminals, so that they do not run away and police officers remain safe during arrest. (file photo)
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has proposed that those accused of economic offenses should not be handcuffed. Also, these accused should not be kept in jail with heinous criminals (rape-murderers).
The chairman of this parliamentary standing committee on home affairs is BJP MP Brij Lal. The committee has recommended certain changes in the Indian Civil Code (BNSS) during the first 15 days of the accused’s stay in police custody.
On August 11, Home Minister Amit Shah had introduced three bills in the Lok Sabha – Indian Civil Security Code (BNSS-2023), Indian Judicial Code (BNS-2023) and Indian Evidence Act (BSA-2023). These three bills will replace the Code of Criminal Procedure Act (CrPC) 1898, Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860 and Indian Evidence Act 1872.
Why shouldn’t economic offenders be handcuffed?
The parliamentary committee believes that handcuffs should be used for certain types of heinous criminals, so that they do not run away and police officers remain safe during arrest.
The committee also feels that those accused of economic crimes do not fall in the category of heinous crimes. In fact, economic crime includes a wide range of crimes, ranging from minor to serious crimes. And hence imposition of handcuffs cannot be justified in all cases falling under this category.
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These changes have happened after 4 years of discussion
On behalf of the government, it was said that apart from 18 states, 6 union territories, Supreme Court, 22 High Courts, judicial institutions, 142 MPs and 270 MLAs, the public has also given suggestions regarding these bills. After four years of discussion and 158 meetings during this period, the government has introduced the bill. The first meeting for these changes was held in September 2019 in room number G-74 of the Parliament Library. There was no progress in this for a year during Corona.