1st case under new penal code lodged in Delhi

As the new criminal code, Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, came into force today, Police in India’s capital New Delhi began registering complaints under the new laws. The first such police complaint was registered against a street-vendor, under Section 285 of the Code, for obstruction under an aerial bridge at the New Delhi Railway Station. Three new criminal codes — Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam — have come into force today. They will replace the colonial-era Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act and the Code of Criminal Procedure.

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