Centre returns Gujarat’s anti terror bill

June 19th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Narendra Modi New Delhi June 19(ANI): The central government for the second time returned the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Act (GUJCOCA), a stringent anti terrorism bill framed by the Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Government.

Addressing the press conference after the cabinet meeting, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said the Cabinet has sought three amendments to GUJCOCA.

He also said that under this law a confession made a police officer is admissible in court and this should not be made admissible.

A clause in the act prevents the court from granting the bail if the public prosecutor opposes it, Home minister added.

Chidambaram did not specify the amendment suggested to section 20(2) of the GUJCOCA

The Union Home Minister said the Cabinet could only recommend it for the President’s nod only when all the suggested amendments are made. (ANI)

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