Withdraw crime amendment law, says PMK founder S Ramadoss

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Aug 16, 2014, 11:29 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 11:51 am IST
The amendment would enable police to book even first-time offenders, alleges Ramadoss
S Ramadoss. (Photo: DC/File)
 S Ramadoss. (Photo: DC/File)
Chennai: PMK founder Dr S. Ramadoss on Friday urged the state government to immediately withdraw the latest amendments made to the TN Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act that enables preventive detention of sexual and cyber crime offenders. 
 
He said that while the law originally targeted habitual offenders, the amendment would enable police to book even first-time offenders. 
 
Citing the observations of the high court in the cases filed under the Act, he said the amended law could be used to settle political scores. He pointed out that there are numerous provisions in the IPC and the IT Act through which offenders of sexual and cyber crimes could be punished. 
 
He said that steps must be taken to speed up the pending cases and to ensure timely conviction.
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Location: Tamil Nadu




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