Jul 02 , 2024

10 Major changes in India's Criminal Laws

By True Scoop

From July 1, all fresh FIRs will be registered under Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS).

A person can file a Zero FIR at any police station, regardless of jurisdiction

Online registration of police complaints and electronic serving of summons permitted.

Sex under deceitful means or false promises to marry, may be punished with a prison term that can extend up to 10 years.

Death sentence or life imprisonment for rape of a minor.

Domestic violence against women punishable by jail term upto 3 years

Mob lynching to now be tried at par with murder as new laws provide a separate provision.

The rape victims’ statement to be recorded by a woman police officer in presence of her guardian or relative.

Criminal case judgments must be delivered within 45 days after the trial ends.

Charges must be framed within 60 days of the first hearing.

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