Enhanced penalties for rape and acid attacks and outlawing stalking would be some of the recommendations of the Justice JS Verma panel that could be implemented during the Budget session, government sources said on Thursday.
Home ministry sources said relevant portions of the panel’s report would be sent to the standing parliamentary committee that is already studying the criminal law amendment bill that proposed enhanced punishment for sexual assault cases.
“There’s no question of being lethargic towards submitting our recommendations to the panel. We will take every possible step to ensure that that recommendations are adhered to,” MoS for Home RPN Singh said.
“Expect a few decisions before the Budget session,” he said.
Law minister Ashwani Kumar echoed the same point but said there could be hurdles in accepting recommendations on changes to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and banning people with criminal cases from contesting elections.