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July 1, 2024 10:18 AM

New criminal laws into effect: IPC, CrPC, Indian Evidence Act will be replaced from today

In a move that will completely overhaul the criminal justice system in the country, three new criminal laws come into effect from today, July 1. The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), the Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA), passed in Parliament last December, will replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860, the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973, and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 respectively. Several new provisions have been incorporated in the thr...

July 1, 2024 9:07 AM

New criminal laws come into effect: Know what legal luminaries think of their impacts on legal system

As the three new criminal laws come into effect today (Monday), several legal experts say there are big challenges ahead for law-enforcing agencies, judicial officers, and legal professionals. It is said that these laws will affect a large number of citizens at some point of time or the other in their lives. The passing of the three criminal law bills in Parliament last year sparked a series of debates regarding the need to take such steps towards evolution in the field of law with the introduct...

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