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NEW DELHI: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, reviewing the three Bills to replace existing criminal codes, is likely to recommend redrafting key provisions that were brought in for the first time to tackle organised crime, The Indian Express has learnt.
The Bharatiya Nyana Sanhita (BNS) , 2023, which seeks to replace the Indian Penal Code, 1860, introduced new provisions to define and penalise “organised crime”.
The deliberations by the panel headed by BJP MP Brij Lal are likely to lead to a recommendation to re-draft this provision.
It is learnt that while the panel feels that the provision is a very effective addition, many terms used must be clearly defined to avoid uncertainty.
Section 109 of the proposed law defines an organised crime syndicate to include a “gang, mafia or (crime) ring” involved in “gang, criminality, racketeering and syndicated organised crime.”