Maha Home Minister To Study AP’s Disha Act 2019

4 Feb, 2020 11:56 IST|Sakshi
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday said he would visit Andhra Pradesh to study that state's Disha Act under which those accused of crimes against women are punished within a stipulated period.

The Andhra Pradesh Disha Act Criminal Law (AP Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the southern state on December 13 last year.

The new law mandates completion of investigation into cases of sexual offences within seven working days from the time of record and the trial within 14 working days from the date of filing the charge sheet.

The appeal against the sentence passed under the new law has to be disposed of within six months.

Addressing a press conference, on a day when a woman was set ablaze by a man in Wardha's Hingnaghat area, Deshmukh said the case would be tried in a fast track court for quick conviction.

Speaking on the sit-in in Nagpada in central Mumbai against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Deshmukh said the protesters do not have police permission and they must call off the stir, underway for several days now, immediately.

"We have assured the protesters no one will lose their citizenship due to CAA, NPR (National Population Register) and NRC (National Register of Citizens)," Deshmukh said.

Also Read: AP Disha Act: People Found Guilty Of Rape Will Be Convicted In 21 Days

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