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First FIR under provisions of BNS lodged in Meghalaya

The case was registered at Nongpoh PS in Ri-Bhoi district under the provisions of Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita based on an FIR filed by one Joel Syngkli.
Last Updated : 02 July 2024, 09:54 IST

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Shillong: The first FIR under the provisions of Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita (BNS) in Meghalaya was registered in Ri-Bhoi district, a police officer said on Tuesday.

The case was registered at Nongpoh PS in Ri-Bhoi district under the provisions of BNS based on an FIR filed by one Joel Syngkli on Monday whose bike was found stolen, Superintendent of Police, Jagpal Dhanoa told PTI.

He said the case was registered under section 303 (2) of the BNS.

The section reads - "Whoever intends to dishonestly take any movable property out of the possession of any person without that person's consent, moves that property in order to such taking, is said to commit theft."

According to the FIR, Joel had parked his bike on the roadside at Lailad village where he was working and the bike was found missing.

Director General of Police I Nongrang has directed police station level awareness to be conducted across the state regarding the new criminal laws, the SP said.

"Accordingly, such programmes will continue to be held in the coming days and week," he added.

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Published 02 July 2024, 09:54 IST

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