Death for child Rape- The Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance , 2018

Death for child Rape- The Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance , 2018

Central Government cine with ordinance providing the death penalty for rapists of girl below 12 years old and changes in other penal provision for rape. The Ordinance viz.

The Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 2018 amends IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act, PCSO act. Salient Features of the Ordinance Minimum Punishment for Rape made Ten Years Minimum punishment of twenty years to a person committing rape on a woman aged below 16. Minimum Punishment of 20 years rigorous imprisonment and maximum Death penalty/Life Imprisonment for committing rape on a girl aged below 12.

Fine imposed shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses and rehabilitation of the victim.Police officer committing rape anywhere shall be awarded rigorous imprisonment of minimum ten years. Investigation in rape cases to be completed within two months.No Anticipatory bail can be granted to a person accused of rape of girls of age less than 16 year old. Appeals in rape cases to be disposed within six months.

Amendment to IPC Section 376 IPC: Minimum Punishment for Rape has been made Ten Years. It was Seven Years earlier.  The Maximum punishment remains the same, i.e. Life imprisonment.A new clause (3) has been added to Section 376, which prescribes the .

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