Lucknow News: Earlier this authority was with the Police Commissioner. The bill provides for a strict ban on human trafficking, money laundering, cow slaughter, bonded labor and animal trafficking.
Lucknow. The Yogi Government of the state has passed the Uttar Pradesh Gunda Control (Amendment) Bill 2021 (Uttar Pradesh Gunda Act Amendment Ordinance) from the Legislative Assembly. Under this, now the DCP level officer in Lucknow (Lucknow) and Gautam Buddha Nagar (Noida) will be able to take action under the Gunda Act. Earlier this authority was with the Commissioner of Police. The bill provides for a strict ban on human trafficking, money laundering, cow slaughter, bonded labor and animal trafficking. Apart from this, there is a provision under the Gunda Act on crimes like fake notes, trade in counterfeit drugs, manufacture and trade of illegal weapons, illegal mining. The culprits caught in the Gunda Act will not be able to get bail easily. Apart from this, the property of criminals will also be confiscated. Under the new provision, the police can lock criminals for a maximum of 60 days instead of 14 days.
However, Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary opposed this bill and demanded that it be sent to the Select Committee, which was rejected. Ram Govind Chaudhary said that with the passing of this bill, the arbitrariness of the police will increase and justice will not happen. He said that the police of the police station used to take action under the Gunda Act, which was monitored by the DM. But now the police will take action against the goonda act and only the police commissioner will investigate it. Where will there be justice?
This bill also passed
Apart from the Gunda Act Amendment Bill, the Yogi government passed another important bill. Now the way has been cleared to collect fines from miscreants who damaged government and private properties during the dharna demonstration. The Uttar Pradesh Public and Private Property Prevention of Deformation Bill-2121 was passed in the Assembly on Monday. However, the main opposition Dal Samajwadi Party had demanded that the bill be sent to the Select Committee. Fines ranging from Rs 5000 to Rs 1 lakh will have to be paid if there is confirmation of damage to properties in the fierce demonstration during the dharna demonstration.