New Bill on criminal procedure to bring changes in police probe, trial with aid of technologies
New Delhi, Aug 13 (PTI) The Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) Bill, which seeks to replace the colonial-era CrPC, proposes key changes in criminal justice delivery system, including a provision for attachment of properties of proclaimed offenders in India and abroad and permitting handcuffs for the arrest of persons in some cases.
The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) Bill and the Bharatiya Sakshya (BS) Bill were also tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday and they will replace the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872. The proposed three bills have been sent to a parliamentary panel for further scrutiny.
The Bill on criminal procedures is said to be in line with the Centre's Digital India initiative and aims to give impetus to greater use of technology allowing trials via video-conferencing.