Union Home Minister Amit Shah: Centre to Introduce New IPC, CrPC Drafts in Parliament Soon

AMIT SHAH Law Insider

Savvy Thakur

Published on: October 28, 2022 at 19:26 IST

On Thursday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated that he is looking into various suggestions for enhancing the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and will soon present new legislative drafts to parliament.

The Home Minister added that he has devoted a significant amount of time to the matter and is thoroughly investigating it.

“Several suggestions for enhancing CrPC and IPC have been received. I’ve spent hours researching it thoroughly,” Shah stated, “We will soon present new CrPC and IPC drafts to Parliament.”

He was giving a speech at the opening of the Chintan Shivir, a two-day gathering of all state home ministers, held at Surajkund in Haryana.

The Union Home Minister also discussed the government’s intention to establish NIA branches in each State in his speech.

A five-member committee was established by the Home Ministry in May 2020 to recommend India’s criminal law reforms.

Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor of the National Law University in Delhi, is in charge of the Committee.

Lawyers, former judges, and academics alike had expressed concerns about the Committee’s lack of diversity and transparency when it was formed.

In response, the Committee stated that, in the interest of transparency, it would post all pertinent updates on its website and that it respects all opinions and suggestions made to it.

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