Marandi for stricter IPC

Ranchi, Jan. 10: JVM president Babulal Marandi today urged Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to amend various sections of the IPC and Code of Criminal Procedure to facilitate quicker trial and exemplary punishment for criminals accused of sexually assaulting women.

The home ministry has sought the opinion of MPs on amendments after the brutal gang rape of the 23-old in Delhi last month.

Marandi, in a letter, has advocated that the punishment for sexual assault as defined under Section 376 of the IPC must be exemplary, deterrent and most severe with certainty, including capital punishment in some cases.

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