Amit Shah clarified: The first FIR under the new criminal laws is not against street vendors Latest News India


Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the First Information Report (FIR) registered by the Delhi Police against a street vendor is not the first case under the new penal code, Bharatiya Naya Sanhita (BNS).

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a press conference regarding the new criminal laws in New Delhi, Monday, July 1, 2024. (PTI)

Earlier, media reports said that the Delhi Police has registered its first FIR under the BNS against a street vendor for obstructing a public road in Kamala Market.

Your wishes helped India win- Relive India's epic journey in the T20 World Cup. Click here

However, Amit Shah clarified that the police had used the revision provisions to dismiss the case, PTI reported.

Also Read- New Criminal Laws Come Into Force From Today: Top 10 Changes You Should Know

Which was the first FIR under the new criminal laws?

The Indian Civil Protection Sanhita (BNSS), and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhanim (BSA) replaced the colonial-era Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, and Indian Evidence Act, respectively. Effective Monday, they are bringing far-reaching changes to India's criminal justice system.

Shah said that the first case under the new rules was a motorcycle theft reported at 10 minutes past midnight in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

The Congress, however, attacked the BJP-led Center over the case against the street vendor. Jairam Ramesh criticized the Delhi Police's FIR against the street vendor in the obstruction case, saying “he was earning his livelihood under the footover bridge of New Delhi railway station”.

Delhi Police will initiate proceedings to quash the FIR.

The Delhi Police will initiate proceedings to quash the FIR against the street vendor in Kamla Market. Pankaj Kumar, 23, from Patna, was selling water and tobacco products from a cart, which was allegedly blocking the public path on the footover bridge near New Delhi railway station.

The police will have to inform the court to formally cancel the FIR.

Also Read- 3 New Criminal Laws in Force: Are States, Police Ready to Implement Them? 10 points

The FIR, registered under Section 285 of the BNS, said that Kumar ignored the instructions of the patrol officer to move his cart, which led to the registration of the case. The police will inform the court to formally cancel the FIR. The patrol officer used the e-Parman app to record the incident, which feeds directly into the police record for further investigation.

Get latest information on India News, Budget 2024, Weather Today as well as latest news and top headlines from India and around the world.

Leave a Comment

“The Untold Story: Yung Miami’s Response to Jimmy Butler’s Advances During an NBA Playoff Game” “Unveiling the Secrets: 15 Astonishing Facts About the PGA Championship”