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Centre issues advisory to states on sexual assault crimes after ‘horrible’ Hathras case

Hathras case

Hathras incident has shook the country once again. The brutality of the case and conspiracies surrounding the incident has been so surreal that everyone is left questioning the rea incident and law and order of Uttar Pradesh State Government. After days of death of 19-year old dalit Hathras victim, Centre has released advisory for States and Union Territories to ensure strict action by police in crimes against women.

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Hathras case has triggered nation wide protests over the brutality involved

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The Hathras Case has triggered massive protests by people all over the country led by opposition parties and social activists. A 19-year old was gang raped by four men of the same village and died in Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi due to he wounds. The brutality has shocked the whole nation and citizens are demanding for strict and as soon as possible verdict in the rape case.

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According to new advisory it is compulsory for police to file FIR in case of “cognizable offence under sub-section (1) of Section 154”

The new advisory as released by Centre made it compulsory for police to register an FIR in case of “cognizable offence under sub-section (1) of Section 154 of the code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). As per the Centre Advisory Zero FIR should be registered for crimes that are not under the jurisdiction of Police Station. It was added that the officials would be punished if they slack off to file a FIR in relation to cognizable offence.

According to the advisory, in case of any statement either verbal or written which is made by the person related to person’s cause of death, the centre has ordered state authorities to take the statement as ‘relevant fact’. A Special Investigation Team was appointed by Uttar Pradesh Government to take the case and announce the verdict for the same as soon as possible.

 

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