From now on cyber-bullying women and actresses on social and digital media is a punishable offence in Andhra

Along with this, the AP Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2019 or Andhra Pradesh Disha Act seeks to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure for 'heinous offences of rape' to hasten the process of investigation.
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: December 13, 2019 16:44 IST
From now on cyber-bullying women and actresses on social and digital media is a punishable offence in Andhra

In cases of harassment of women over email, social media or any other digital mode, as per the proposed bill, the first conviction can warrant a jail sentence up to 2 years, and the second and subsequent conviction can lead to imprisonment up to 4 years.
 
Along with this, the AP Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2019 of Andhra Pradesh Disha Act seeks to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure for 'heinous offenses of rape' so that in the presence of 'adequate conclusive evidence', the investigation should complete within seven working days. The new law also says trial must get completed within 14 working days, thus reducing the total judgment time to 21 working days.
 
In cases of child sexual abuse, the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved the decision to increase terms of imprisonment under the POCSO Act (3 years minimum, 5 years maximum) to 5 years minimum and 7 years maximum.




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