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Centre clears controversial anti-terror bill of Gujarat

25, Sep 2015
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National Bureau
New Delhi, September 25, 2015
Home Ministry has sent the Bill to President for his assent
The Home Ministry has sent the controversial Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015 to the President for his assent.
The anti-terror Bill, passed by the Gujarat Assembly and twice rejected by the previous UPA government, has been cleared by the Narendra Modi government and sent to the President for his assent.
The GCTOC Bill, 2015, which has been hanging fire since Mr. Modi, as Gujarat Chief Minister first introduced it in 2003, has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent, a Home Ministry official said.
The Bill provides for admissibility of evidence collected through interception of mobile calls of an accused or through confessions made before an investigating officer, in a court of law.


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