Supreme Court Urges Centre to Revise New Law to Prevent Misuse

ByTV10 Punjab

May 6, 2024
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The Supreme Court has urged the Centre to consider revising sections 85 and 86 of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita to prevent potential misuse, noting their similarity to Section 498A of the IPC. The court emphasized the need for necessary changes to address concerns of false complaints, particularly in cases of cruelty against women.

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In a recent verdict, the court highlighted the verbatim reproduction of Section 498A of the IPC in sections 85 and 86 of the new law, urging legislators to review the provisions before their implementation on July 1, 2024. The court’s observations came during the hearing of an appeal filed against an FIR lodged for alleged dowry demand and cruelty.

The court’s directive to the Centre underscores the importance of ensuring fairness and accuracy in legal proceedings, particularly in cases involving sensitive issues such as cruelty against women.