Maharashtara: Government Amends Law; No FIR Against Politicians Without Approval

The Logical Indian

June 13th, 2015 / 4:18 PM

In a controversial decision which will have far reaching effects and will give extra power to already powerful politicians and bureaucrats, Maharashtra government has amended a provision of the Criminal Procedure Code CrPC (156) (3) and 190.

Now, police won’t be able to file an FIR against an MLA or a bureaucrat, even if so directed by a court, without the sanction of the speaker of the Assembly in case of the former and of the chief secretary in case of the latter. The decision is also applicable to elected representatives of panchayats and municipalities.

Just yesterday we reported an incident of journalist being set ablazed by a police officer on instruction of a minister. If every state government comes with this kind of provisions, it will be almost impossible to curb crime and corruption. As we have seen that how politicians bend law to escape justice and have made mockery of Judicial system.

The government has claimed the reason for this to be the frequent fake complaints filed against government officers. However legal experts believe that such a change could make it tougher for people to report and initiate action against corrupt government officers.

We weighed both sides of the argument and a few questions immediately came to mind.

Q1. Why does the government feel that a magistrate is not competent enough to order action against accused officers?

Q2. What is the basis to prove the government’s competency in examining a magistrate’s orders and deciding which complaints are fake and which are genuine?

Q3. In most cases the evidence collection begins once the FIR is filed. Without an FIR there can be no evidence. If there is no evidence how will the government decide whether to approve the FIR or not?

The Logical Indian community seeks answers to these important questions. Does the Maharashtra government have the answers?


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Adani Group Secures In-Principle Approval To Divert 1552 Hectares Of Forest Land

Uttar Pradesh: Governor Clears Bill For Withdrawing 22,000 Cases Against Politicians Across State

“Why No Action Against Politicians Whose Assets Rose By 500%? Is This The Attitude Of Indian Govt?” SC To Centre

Law To Make Cow Slaughter Punishable

Gujarat Assembly Amends Law To Make Cow Slaughter Punishable With Life Imprisonment

1 Year Ago: ‘Drive Without Borders’ Defeated Karnataka Law That Imposed Lifetime Tax On Out-Of-State Vehicles

Sweden's Feminist Govt.

Politicians Of The “World’s First Feminist Govt.” Fail To Stand Against Iran’s Sexist Laws; Wear The Hijab In Iran

Latest on The Logical Indian

Awareness

“There Is A Human In My Forest”; Anti-Deforestation Ad Banned For Being Too Political

News

Homegrown RuPay & BHIM UPI Are Giving A Tough Time To Giants Like Visa & Mastercard

News

[Watch] Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Is Going To Be Bigger Scam Than Rafale: P Sainath

News

Pakistan Government Sends Notices To 294 People Named In The Panama Papers

Awareness

Handcuffed By NRC: Hindu Man Lodged In Detention Center In Assam For Being A “Foreigner”

World Affairs

After 40 Years, Iranian Women Allowed To Enter Football Stadium To Watch Live Match

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.