Countrywide protests by transporters in opposition to the rise in quantum of punishment in hit-and-run instances beneath the brand new felony code ended on Tuesday night time after the Centre’s assurance that it’ll have a dialogue with them earlier than implementing the provisions.
Representatives of All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) met Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Tuesday. During the assembly Bhalla advised them that provisions beneath the brand new regulation has not been notified but. He additionally assured them that the ministry could have a dialogue with AIMTC earlier than implementing it.
After the peace of mind that provisions might be mentioned earlier than implementation, AIMTC appealed to the drivers to finish the strike.
According to AIMTC Chairman Malkit Singh Bal, Section 106 (2) of the brand new regulation has a provision of as much as 10 years’ imprisonment and high-quality in ‘hit-and-run’ instances. Transporters and truck drivers have been opposing this provision they usually have demanded that it shouldn’t be applied.
President Droupadi Murmu has given her assent to the Indian Justice Code, Indian Civil Defence Code and Indian Evidence Act and it may be notified earlier than January 26. The Home Ministry says that with this modification, a system might be established by which any sufferer can get justice inside 3 years.