Bangalore: Karnataka Legislative Assembly
on Wednesday passed an amendment bill to include act of terrorism
under the purview of organised crimes and to provide for
deterrent punishment of death or imprisonment for life.
The Karnataka Control of Organised Crimes (Amendment)
bill, 2009, also provides for a fine of Rs five lakh for
committing an offence of act of terrorism and attachment of
the property of the accused pending investigation.
The bill, introduced by Minister for Home V S Acharya,
facilitates increasing the period of filing the charge-sheet
from six months to one year.
The House also passed the Karnataka Prevention of
Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug-Offenders, Gamblers,
Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders and Slum-Grabbers
(Amendment) Bill, 2009, which brings into its ambit video and
Video or audio pirate was defined in the bill as a person
who commits or attempts to commit or abets the commission of
offences of infringement of copyright habitually for
commercial gain, in relation to cinematograph film or a record
embodying any part of the sound track associated with the
film, punishable under the Copy Right Act, 1957.