Haryana clears Bill to check organised crime

  1. Haryana assembly has passed the Haryana Control of Organised Crime Bill(HCOCA),2019.The bill was brought in view of the emerging situation of organised crime in the State.
  2. The bill will empower the state government with powers to intercept wire, electronic or oral communication to control the menace of organised crime.
  3. According to the Bill,whoever commits an offence of organised crime and if it results in the death of any person, it will be punishable with death or imprisonment for life and also be liable to a fine which will not be less than ₹1 lakh.
  4. In any other case,the offender shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years but which may extend to imprisonment for life and shall also be liable to a fine not less than ₹5 lakh.
  5. Maharashtra had also enacted a similar act which was subsequently adopted by the national capital territory of Delhi.The state of Uttar Pradesh,Gujarat and Karnataka have also enacted their respective Acts.