The Prevention of Torture Bill 2017


Oct 29, 2004
Draft law recommends life in jail for custodial torture | india-news | Hindustan Times

The draft law framed by the panel says to curb the menace of torture and to have a deterrent effect on acts of torture, stringent punishment to the perpetrators of such acts, including “punishment extending up to life imprisonment and fine”, needs to be handed out.
The report submitted to the law ministry proposes amendments to key criminal laws including the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, to include provisions regarding compensation and burden of proof.
It has recommended amendment to the Indian Penal Code to incorporate payment of compensation, in addition to imposition of fine.

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