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UP passes bill for speedy disposal of rape cases

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 21:56

Lucknow: For speedy disposal of rape cases
and stringent provision of bail for the accused, the Uttar
Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill amending the Code of
Criminal Procedure.



In the Code of Criminal Procedure (Uttar Pradesh
Second Amendment) Bill a few sections and sub-sections related
to trial and bail provisions in such cases have been
introduced.
Section 235-A of the bill, passed by the Assembly,
provides 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 Section 437, (clause 1-1a), a person should not be
released if there appears a reasonable ground for believing
that he is 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.



Section 439-A provides that a person arrested on charges
of rape can be provided bail by a 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.



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



The House also passed UP Tree Conservation (Amendment)
Bill, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University Bill and Shobhit
University Bill.



PTI

First Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 21:56

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