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HC seeks Centre’s reply on plea against Criminal Procedure Act

Issuing notice on the plea, a bench of acting chief justice Vipin Sanghi and justice Navin Chawla said the public interest litigation (PIL), filed by lawyer Harshit Goel alleging that the law aids profiling and creation of a surveillance state, “requires consideration”.
Senior advocate Amit Mahajan, appearing for the Union government, said the petition was not maintainable while arguing that the validity of a law cannot be challenged in vacuum in a PIL.
Senior advocate Amit Mahajan, appearing for the Union government, said the petition was not maintainable while arguing that the validity of a law cannot be challenged in vacuum in a PIL.
Updated on Apr 22, 2022 01:21 AM IST
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What you should know about bill that allows collection of prisoners' biometrics

  • While the Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill by a voice vote, the opposition has called it a ‘draconian’ legislation.
Union home minister Amit Shah addressed all concerns raised on the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill in Lok Sabha(ANI Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah addressed all concerns raised on the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill in Lok Sabha(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2022 09:42 AM IST
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By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin

New methods, new concerns

The ways in which investigative agencies identify criminals and suspects have drastically changed over the course of the 21st century
With technological advances — including biometric identification, footprint impressions, photographs, physical and biological samples and fingerprint analysis — agencies are vying for effective, reliable and accurate ways to ascertain a person’s identity to evolve a new, modern crime-control model (SHUTTERSTOCK)
With technological advances — including biometric identification, footprint impressions, photographs, physical and biological samples and fingerprint analysis — agencies are vying for effective, reliable and accurate ways to ascertain a person’s identity to evolve a new, modern crime-control model (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Mar 30, 2022 09:28 PM IST
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Explainer: What the draft criminal procedure bill means

The draft law seeks to repeal an existing act – the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920.
A view of the Lok Sabha during the second part of Budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
A view of the Lok Sabha during the second part of Budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2022 11:55 AM IST
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