New Delhi: Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the NDA government was committed to the amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to make them more conducive for the country.
At the 54th conference of the Directors General of Police and Inspectors General of Police, held in Pune, the union home minister underscored the government’s resolve to initiate changes in the IPC and CrPC to make them more conducive to today’s democratic set up, an official statement said.
Mr Shah’s statement came days after the Ministry of Home Affairs asked all state governments to send their suggestions for undertaking a major overhaul and recasting of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) so that it will reflect the aspirations of modern democracy and provide for speedy justice.
Lately, there have been debates in different forums over delay in delivering punishment in heinous crimes, including the infamous 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and the murder case, where the convicts are yet to be punished.
In his address at the DGPs/IGPs conference, Mr Shah announced the central government's plans to setup an All India Police University and All India Forensic Science University, with affiliated colleges in the states.