Committee for reform in criminal law headed by Ranbir Singh-THE HNDU-03-07-2020
Context: Committee for reform in criminal law headed by Ranbir Singh to start online consultation from July 4, 2020: MHA.
*The Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted a national level committee for reform in criminal law. The committee, which has several leading legal academicians on board, would be gathering opinions online, consulting with experts and collating material for their report to the government.
* The committee, in its official website, has invited experts in the field of criminal law to participate in the exercise through an online consultation mechanism. Questionnaires have been posted online on the possible reforms in the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and Indian Evidence Act.
*From July 4, 2020, Central Committee for reforms in Criminal Law, headed by Ranbir Singh was constituted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) & is going to start a 3 months long online consultation exercise.
* The committee has invited experts in the field of criminal law to participate in the exercise through an online consultation mechanism.
Ranbir Singh (Chairperson)- Vice-Chancellor, National Law University (NLU), Delhi
G.S. Bajpai (Member and convenor)- Registrar, NLU Delhi
Balraj Chauhan (Member) – Vice-Chancellor, Dharmashastra NLU Jabalpur
Mahesh Jethmalani (Member)- Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
G.P. Thareja (Member)- Former District and Sessions Judge, Delhi.