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Death for rapists in 21 days: Andhra assembly passes 'Disha' Bill

Dec 13, 2019 18:27 IST

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a Bill that will allow awarding death sentences to criminals found guilty of rape and gang rape, and expediting trials in such cases within 21 days. The proposed new law has been named the 'Andhra Pradesh Disha Act Criminal Law Act, 2019 as a tribute to the veterinary doctor who was raped and murdered recently in Telangana. Under the law, fast track courts will take up cases of rape, gang rape, acid attacks, stalking, voyeurism, sexual harassment, and cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. It will also empower the state government to constitute a special police team, headed by a DSP-ranked officer, to investigate the specified cases.

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