Cabinet decides to return Gujarat's anti-terror bill

Cabinet decides to return Gujarat's anti-terror bill

Briefing reporters, Home Minister P Chidambaram said the Cabinet decided to recommend to the President that the GUJCOCA (Gujarat Control of Organised Crime) Bill be returned to the state government for making three amendments.

One of the amendments being suggested to the state government is that the provision that confession before a police officer will be admissible should be dropped.

Chidambaram said the Cabinet felt that assent could not be given the state bill in its present form and changes should be made to bring it in line with the Unlawful Activities Prevention of Terrorism Act passed by Parliament last year.

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