Mon. Feb 26th, 2024


Chandigarh- A Punjab Cabinet sub-committee, comprising Finance Minister Harpal Singh on Tuesday assured transporters that the federal government would share their considerations concerning provision contained within the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023, prescribing punishment for inflicting loss of life in hit-and-run circumstances, with the Centre.

At a gathering with representatives of truck and taxi unions right here, the sub-committee mentioned intimately the supply of punishment below Section 106 (2) of the brand new Act for inflicting loss of life as a consequence of rash and negligent driving and escaping with out reporting it to a police officer or a Justice of the Peace after the incident.

The primary concern of the representatives of the transport unions was the manhandling of the motive force of the business car and damaging the car by the mob after the accident.

The sub-committee assured the unions that whereas sharing their considerations with the Centre concerning this regulation, the Punjab authorities would put strain to make crucial preparations to make sure the protection of the motive force in such circumstances.

The minister additionally directed the state police to make sure that motion must be taken in opposition to the culprits within the circumstances of beating up a driver by the mob after the accidents.

Regarding the demand made by the unions to take strict motion in opposition to the business use of unlawful automobiles concerned in business actions, the sub-committee directed the Transport and the Police departments to take strict motion in opposition to such automobiles instantly.

It additionally requested the transport division to offer its ideas after learning the demand of the representatives of the taxi unions concerning bringing change within the tax system in accordance with the sitting capability of the car.

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