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Nagaland Police takes steps to implement new criminal laws

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By EMN Updated: Jul 02, 2024 3:32 pm
Nagaland Police takes steps to implement new criminal laws
Vekato Chishi and police personnel during the awareness seminar on the three new criminal laws of India at Police Station, Bhandari, Wokha district, on July 1.

DIMAPUR — Nagaland Police has taken various initiatives regarding implementation of the country’s new criminal laws. All the units of Nagaland Police have been instructed in advance to conduct training of investigation officers, instrumental in implementation of these laws, a DIPR report stated.

Effort is also being made to translate the important portion of all three new criminal laws namely, Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023 (BNSS) and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyan 2023 (BSA) in local dialects to sensitise the public.

The investigation officers (IOs) have been asked to conduct rallies and seminars for creating awareness amongst general public.

Different units of Nagaland Police are also taking up initiatives like conducting seminars on new laws for police personnel, ward members, students, NGOs and village elders; distribution of pamphlets and documentary materials and displaying of banners in local dialects in town areas.

Nagaland Police has ensured to have partnership with all important stakeholders of society with regard to successful implementation of the three new criminal laws.

Meanwhile, the Bhandari Police, under the aegis of Wokha Police, held a one-day awareness seminar on the three new criminal laws of India for the police personnel at Police Station, Bhandari on July 1.

SDPO Bhandari, Vekato Chishi and UBI Bendangsungba Jamir, OC of police station, Bhandari, enlightened the personnel and said that the three new criminal laws will come into effect from July 1, 2024, reshaping the legal landscape in India by replacing the old British-era criminal laws.

The two officers informed that the three criminal laws – the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC) and the Indian Evidence Act – have been replaced by the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) 2023,  Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) 2023 and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyan (BSA) 2023, respectively.

Speaking on the provisions of the new laws, the officers emphasised on the need to be aware of the new laws and their practice.

They further stressed that understanding the new laws properly will help the police personnel to implement the laws effectively and to handle any given case or situation accordingly.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 02, 2024 3:32:34 pm
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