Maharashtra Police register 1st FIR under new criminal law in Sawantwadi

Fadnavis, who holds the home portfolio, said in the House that the first FIR under the new criminal law provisions was registered at 2:19 am at the Sawantwadi police station.
Last Updated : 01 July 2024, 09:36 IST

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Mumbai: Maharashtra's first FIR under the new Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita was registered by the Sawantwadi police in Sindhudurg district on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.

The FIR was registered at 0219 hrs at the Sawantwadi police station, Fadnavis told the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, on Monday.

Fadnavis, who is also the Minister for Home Affairs and Law & Judiciary, however, did not give details.

The three new laws - Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bhartiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA) replaces the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act.

Fadnavis also told the House that this is for the first time in Maharashtra that the state has got a woman Chief Secretary and Director General of Police. “Sujata Saunik was appointed the Chief Secretary on Sunday, the first woman in the top post. Months before that Rashmi Shukla was appointed Director General of Police,” he said.

Later, speaking to newspersons in the Vidhan Bhavan Complex, Fadnavis thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for coming out with the new set of laws.

“After around 100 years, we are getting a new set of criminal laws. When the laws were enacted by the Britishers during Colonial rule, the purpose was different. It was to suppress the Indians. Today, we are an independent country and a democracy," he said.

Published 01 July 2024, 09:36 IST

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