Andhra Pradesh Assembly unanimously passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill 2019 (A.P. Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2019) paving the way for awarding the death penalty for the offenses of rape and gang-rape and expediting the verdict in trials of such cases to 21 days. The Opposition also unanimously supported the bill.
According to the new law, the verdict will be out within 21 days when there is evidence of guilt. The investigation will be completed within 14 days. The bill was drafted to reduce the existing 4-month trial period to 21 days. Special courts will be set up in each district for offenses such as rape of women and children, gang rape, acid attacks, harassment, and sexual assault.
However, on the same day, after the bill is passed in the state Assembly, a rape was reported in Guntur. An intermediate student, Lakshman Reddy reported raped a girl in Ramireddy Nagar. We are told that the accused is in the custody of the Nagarapalem Police. The girl is taken to Guntur Government Hospital.
It has to be seen if the Disha bill will be able to arrest the rape menace and make Andhra Pradesh a safe place for women.Don't MissCan Music Change World Famous Lover Fate?World Famous Lover is the upcoming film of Vijay Deverkonda. Kranthi Madhav helms the project...Don't MissNew Release Date on the Way for RRRFrom the last few months, there are speculations about a possible change in the Release...Don't MissAlliance with BJP Solves one Important Problem of JanasenaThe alliance between Janasena and BJP is now finalized. Both the parties have announced that...Don't MissVijaya Sai Reddy's Letter to Amit Shah Backfired?Rajya Sabha MP Vijaya Sai Reddy, the Accused Number 2 in all the disproportionate and...Don't MissDisco Raja Has Right Notes But Missing The BuzzA new single from Mass Maharaja starrer Disco Raja is out. The man of the...