Sexual offences, drugs, improvements in IPC, CrPC discussed at 24th Western Zonal Council meet

22 Aug 2019 07:36 PM

Now trials of sexual offenses against below 12-yr-old girls have to completed within 2 months. And Chief Secretary has to monitor. Also Director of Prosecution to be appointed to monitor narcotics cases. Also suggestion for improvements to IPC and Crpc invited from states.



These were some of the decision taken during the 24th Western Zonal Council meet chaired by BJP national president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.


Shah met with chief ministers from Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. This is his first visit to the State after becoming the home minister.


Home Minister Amit Shah landed at Dabolim airport on Thursday morning. He was welcomed by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, deputy chief minister Babu Kavlekar, transport minister Mauvin Godhino, Urban Development Minister Milind Naik, RDA minister Michael Lobo, BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar.


Amit Shah chaired the meeting of Western Zonal Council at a city five star.


Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Maharashtra RDA Minister Pankaja Munde and Goan ministers were present.


After convening the meeting Shah left for Delhi. Gujrat CM Rupani shared some details.


Traffic from Dona Paula to Bambolim was badly hit due to arrival of Amit Shah. Police had blocked the traffic some distance away from Cidade De Goa. 


Reporter: HIru Mahale | Desk: Sameep Narvekar | Camera: Yeshwant Parab



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