Centre Introduces Bills In Lok Sabha Replacing Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code And Indian Evidence Act [Read Bills]
The Central Government has introduced the Bills in the Lok Sabha that are set to replace the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has today introduced the following three Bills:
• The IPC, which was framed by the British in the year 1860 will be replaced by the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023.
• The CrPC will be replaced by the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023.
• The Indian Evidence Act of 1872 will be replaced by the Bharatiya Sakshya Bill, 2023.
As per the Union Minister, the aforementioned Bills will be sent to a Parliamentary Standing Committee for the purpose of further scrutiny.
The IPC is the official criminal code of India which is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law.
The CrPC is the main legislation on procedure for the administration of substantive criminal law in India.
The Indian Evidence Act, originally passed in India by the Imperial Legislative Council in 1872, during the British Raj, contains a set of rules and allied issues governing admissibility of evidence in the Indian courts of law.