Articles 

Sections of the IPC, IE Act and CrPC, 1973 on sexual offences amended

IMPHAL, March 1: Some sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Indian Evidence Act (IE Act) and Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC 1973) have been amended, keeping in consideration the increasing number of cases related to sexual offences committed against women including the girl child to award befitting punishment to those found guilty in such cases.

This process of amending sections of IPC, IE Act and CrPC, 1973 has come about with the “Criminal Law (Amendment) ordinance 2013.”  Mention may be made that President Pranab Mukherjee had promulgated the ordinance on February 3, 2013 by the power conferred upon him according to the Constitution of India, Clause 1 of Article 123. Criminal Law (Amendment) ordinance, 2013 came into being following the Delhi bus gang rape incident on December 16, 2012 where a student of Physiotherapy was gang raped and brutally assaulted and later succumbed to her injury. After the incident, a judicial committee was formed on December 22, 2012 by the India government led by former Chief Justice of India JS Verma and the committee was given the time of one month to submit its report.

The committee submitted its report on January 23, 2013 and the union cabinet gave its approval on February 1, 2013 and the ordinance was promulgated by the President on February 3, 2013.

An accused in a case of rape in the state has been remanded to judicial custody under this new amendment.

The accused identified as Asem Oken (40) son of A Ahanjao Singh, a resident of Mayang Imphal Chirai under Mayang Imphal Police Station in Imphal West district and presently staying at Uripok Bachaspati Leikai, is the first to be taken action under this ordinance in the state.   

Asem Oken allegedly molested his neighbour’s 13 year daughter on February 19 last. The Mayang Imphal police station had registered an FIR case in regard to the incident under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code.

It may be mentioned here that before the promulgation of the Criminal Law (Amendment) ordinance, 2013, an accused booked under IPC Section 354 was granted bail but following the ordinance, it has become a non bailable offence.

The accused Asem Oken Singh, has been remanded to judicial custody on February 25 last by the Judicial Magistrate 1st Class/Imphal West (JMIC/IW) and has become the first accused under this ordinance.

According to the ordinance, under Section 354 of Indian Penal Code a person found guilty of “assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty” can be sent to imprisonment of one year which may extend to five years, and with fine” and also it is a “non-bailable” offence. 

The Sections of IPC amended under the ordinance are 166A, 326A, 326B, 354, 354A, 354B, 354C, 354D, 370, 370A, 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D etc.

The most interesting part of the ordinance is that under Section 376A, “a person committing an offence of sexual assault and inflicting injury which causes death or cause the person to be in a persistent vegetative state can be awarded rigorous imprisonment of not less than 20 years but which may extend to imprisonment for life which shall mean the remainder of that person’s natural life or with death.”

And also, under Section 370D, in the case of “sexual assault by a gang” the guilty persons can be awarded “imprisonment for not less than 20 years but which may extend to imprisonment for life which shall mean the remainder of that person’s natural life and compensation to the victim.”

2-Mar-2013 at 02:06 AM | 0 Comments


Comments 

Post your Comments

Interest :
Address :

Other News 

Series of burglary reported at Imphal

IMPHAL April 18: Unidentified thieves carried out a series of burglary at different locations of the state capital during the intervening night of April 17 and 18. Three shops including two opticals and a poultry from Nagamapal to Kangjabi machine were .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:37 AM | 0 Comments

MPP alleges use of defective EVMs

IMPHAL, APRIL 18: The Manipur People’s Party said in a press release that defective EVMs were used that transfer all votes to the Congress even when other buttons are pressed. Several such incidents were reported from Maharashtra, the release said. .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:33 AM | 0 Comments

Khubak Eshei workshop concluded

IMPHAL, Apr 18: A 45-day training cum production of Khubak Eshei organized by the Prabhu Achouba Nupee Pala under the aegis of Ministry of Culture concluded today at the Sagolband Tera Loukrakpam Leikai. The training concluded with a two-day festival .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:34 AM | 0 Comments

A Statesman: Need of the Hour

Leader Writer: Ksh Sopen Singh There were indications of undecided and uninterested voters here and there during the April 17 elections which were held across the four districts of Manipur valley. IFP had captured many polling stations which wore des .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:39 AM | 0 Comments

Fire victim’s father wants support from employers

IMPHAL, April 18: Father of (L) Sanayaima who suffered more than 80 percent burn injuries during the devastating Tera Fire and succumbed later has charged his son’s employers of failing to inform the family in time. Oinam Biramani addressing the medi .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:32 AM | 0 Comments

Gaikhangam wishes on Good Friday

IMPHAL, April 18: The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee and its president and Home minister Gaikhangam sent greetings to the people of Manipur and especially to the Christians on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Lord Jesus sacrificed his life so that th .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:35 AM | 0 Comments

Seminar held on examination trend

IMPHAL, April 18: A seminar on the present trend examinations of the secondary and senior secondary level which are conducted by BOSEM, COHSEM and CBSE in Manipur was held at Youth Hostel Khuman Lampak today. The seminar was organised by All Manipur Re .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:31 AM | 0 Comments

State joins the world in observing World Heritage Day

IMPHAL, April 17: As in other parts of the world, the World Heritage Day was also observed today at the Kangla Fort. The state archaeology, department of Art and Culture organised a state level painting competition for children to observe the day. .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:34 AM | 0 Comments

Angered mob dismantles woman’s house for poisoning child

IMPHAL, April 18: Angered over an incident of a woman poisoning a three and a half year old leading to the infant’s death at the hospital, locals of Toubul have dismantled the house of the accused today. Three and half year old Thokchom Max alias Abu .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:36 AM | 0 Comments

Workshop on Ras Lila held

IMPHAL, April 18: The Performing Artistes Centre organised a workshop on Ras Lila on Friday at the Mandab of K Borthakur Sharma at Khurai Thoudam Leikai, Ayang Palli Road under the auspices of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. Dr RK Nimai Singh, commis .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:32 AM | 0 Comments

Re-poll recommended for 31/1 Moijing (A) PS

Presiding Officer suspended IMPHAL, April 18: Following recommendation from the CEO, Thoubal T Ranjit, the chief electoral officer is likely to announced repoll at 31/1 Moijing (A) polling station of Thoubal Assembly Constituency, informed a source. .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:36 AM | 0 Comments

Jiri addl SP assualted Boroikhal locals: Ngamkhei Kanba Lup

JIRIBAM, April 18: A joint meeting, including important government functionaries, representatives of civil organisation and Boroikhal and Sabhughat, villagers was convened today at the auditorium of Jiribam Govt Higher Secondary School. An all commun .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:35 AM | 0 Comments

Protest erupts over minor’s rape; one dead in police mob control act

IMPHAL, April 18: A 13 year old student was allegedly raped on voting day by a man known to her who had taken her to proxy vote for his daughter at Chingmeirong yesterday. A protestor along the National Highway was killed in police firing at Kanglatombi, .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:38 AM | 0 Comments

Accident victim succumbs to injury

IMPHAL April 18: A 65-year old man who was knocked down by a speeding Tata truck on April 6 evening succumbed to his injuries at the Shija Hospital yesterday morning. The man has been identified as Moirangthem Maipaksana, 65, of Sugnu presently staying .....

19-Apr-2014 at 12:33 AM | 0 Comments

Headlines | Editorials | Brief News | Sports News | Articles | Letters | Gallery | Contact Us

Copyright © 2005 Imphal Free Press. Website Developed by : The Amusers & maintained by Imphal Free Press

This script took 1.405693 seconds to load.