Mob Lynchings: UP law panel pushes for punishment up to life term


July 11: Uttar Pradesh law panel has submitted a report to the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath suggesting life imprisonment for mob lynching along with a heavy fine for the crime, keeping in view that Mob lynching incidents are increasing in the country.

The Commission did a study on it and submitted a report to CM Yodi Adityanath suggesting as to how to stop such incidents from happening and also punishing the culprits.

Uttar Pradesh Law Commission Chairman Justice (Retd.) A.N. Mittal has submitted a report on mob lynching, along with the draft Bill, to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 10.

It suggested a punishment ranging from seven years in jail to life imprisonment for the offence, compensation to the family of the victim for grievous injury or loss of loss of life and property.

It referred to various cases of lynching and mob violence in the State, including the 2015 killing of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri on the suspicion of beef consumption.

The report also mentioned the killing of Inspector Subodh Singh on December 3, 2018, in a clash between police and Hindutva groups in Bulandshahr after cattle carcasses were found in a field.

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