Death Penalty for Crimes Against Women, Children: Maharashtra Bill

To prevent heinous crimes against women and children Maharashtra government on Wednesday, 9 December, approved a draft for a bill that seeks to introduce death penalty, as well as life sentence and steep fines for crimes against women and children, PTI reported.

Cabinet approved the draft bill at a meeting in Mumbai and it will be planned in the state legislature during its upcoming winter session, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh told reporters after the meeting.

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He said the bill, to be called the “Shakti Act”, will come up for discussion and approval in both houses of the legislature. It consist for completing probe in a case within 15 days and trial within 30 days, Deshmukh said.


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