Three Criminal Laws implemented in Manipur

MANIPUR CM ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF THREE CRIMINAL LAWS

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said today announced that implementation of the three

criminal law in the state of Manipurfrom today.

Addressing a formal function at the Palace Auditorium, Manipur State Film Development Society,Imphal, N. Biren Singh said that the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) 2023, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), 2023 and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA), 2023 have replaced British-era Indian Penal Code, 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, respectively.

Citing that under the new laws, there are provisions for maximum of two adjournments in court cases and filing zero-FIR at any police Station, the Chief Minister expressed that these laws will be of great help to the people. The Chief Minister continued that under the new laws, FIRs can be filed in ones own dialect.

Stating that the laws are abreast of the times, and will be very effective, he said that at the same time the implementation part is also very crucial.

Shri N. Biren Singh also said that there are provisions against mob justice and further appealed to the people of the State against delivering mob justice and to bring understanding through dialogue and more peaceful ways.

He said other major changes include revisions in punishment for few crimes, and addressing issues such as the jurisdiction, backlog of cases, insufficient human resources and infrastructure, inadequate investigations and prosecutions, and outdated laws and procedures.

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