UP Govt introduces bill for quick disposal of rape

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 00:18

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday
proposed amendments in the CrPC for speedy disposal of rape
cases and stringent provisions for bail in such cases.

In the Code of Criminal Procedure (Uttar Pradesh
Second Amendment) Bill introduced in the state Assembly, new
sections and sub-sections related to the trial and bail
provisions in rape cases were proposed.

Section 235-A will provide a judge to conclude the trial
of offences under section 376 of the IPC as far as possible
within a period of six months.

Under Sec 437, (clause I-Ia), a person should not be
released if there appears a reasonable ground for believing
that he has been guilty of an offence of rape, punishable with
imprisonment.

This imprisonment shall not be less than seven years
but can extend to a life term or for more than 10 years and
shall also be liable to fine.

Sec 439-A provides that a person arrested on the charges
of rape can be provided bail by court only on two grounds.

First, the court including the High Court and Sessions
Court for the reasons to be recorded in writing is satisfied
that there are reasonable grounds for believing that such
person is not guilty of any offence.

Secondly, such person is under the age of 16 or a sick
or infirm person.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 00:18

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