Many legislative bodies have passed “Goonda Acts” (a colloquial name, due to the long titles) providing legal definitions of who constitutes a “goonda”. Some of . Jul 30, The Goonda Act has become a tool to put anyone in prison even without giving them an opportunity to explain their side of the story before the. An Act to provide for the better control of riotous and disorderly persons commonly known as goondas residing in or frequenting certain[ areas][ * * *].

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Goondaz an unprecedented deterrent move, Chennai Police have invoked the draconian Goondas Act to keep 17 persons accused of raping a minor in jail for a year.

Who is a Goonda? History of the Goonda Act in Tamil Nadu

It is a shame. Emotions, nostalgia run high on eve of Hyderabad High Court bifurcation. Its use must be restricted to crises.

The provisions of this Act, and any order made or action taken under this Act, shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any enactment, other than this Act, for the time being in force, and in any instrument having effect by virtue of any such enactment other than this Act. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other laws for the time being in force, every offence punishable under this Act, shall, within the meaning of the Code of Criminal Procedure, be cognizable and non-bailable.

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Gross misuse? No prior record but TN woman booked under Goondas Act

Retrieved from ” https: Free rice has made people of Tamil Nadu lazy: Enhanced punishments in some cases. According to a government official, at two acts empower district magistrates and the state police to rein in criminals and anti-social elements. Despite the problems that plague the legislation, law enforcement officers feel that they are merely enforcing the law when they detain people under the law.


Effect of other law and enactments. Pathalgadi a naxal act to spread anarchy: They believe that they are only doing their job. The slapping of the Act also holds severe consequences for human rights in the state.

On receipt of a periodical report, or as the case may be, a recommendation, from the Probation Officer, the Tribunal may in the case of any goonda or dangerous goonda after such enquiry as it may deem necessary, direct- a that he be released from any bond for good behaviour furnished by him or on his account and from any order of detention or of prohibition made in respect of him under goonxas 14; or b that his name be removed from the list of goondas or dangerous goondas, as the case may be.

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17 rapists detained for a year under Goondas Act in Chennai – Crime News

Skip to main content. Rs 8, A police inspector has to spend nearly Rs 16, for paper work to detain a person under the Act. Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan has issued the order in a sensational case that made headlines during mid July to detain the 17 men accused of raping an year-old who has a hearing disorder.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That is how things have been going on. Lalu Prasad Sakshi Maharaj was yesterday booked for allegedly acct religious feelings a Karnataka amends law to slap Goonda Act on digital offenders 30 Jul, Jaitley said Centre had lowered the fiscal deficit and kept inflation and CAD under check.

What is important is to not prolong the case. But the government, in its enthusiasm, while adding acid attackers and sexual predators to the law, has also added ‘digital offenders’, meaning “any person who knowingly or deliberately violates, for commercial purposes, any copyright law in relation to any book, music, film, software, artistic or scientific work and also includes any person who illegally enters through the identity of another user and illegally uses any computer or digital network for pecuniary gain for himself or any other person or commits any of the offences specified under sections 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 and 75 of the Information Technology Act, “.


Five of the accused are still absconding. You cannot even seek bail. CSR Compendium Touching lives of many.

Under this law, the accused will not be eligible for bail unless the Madras High Court quashes their detention. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat Justice GR Swaminathan, who was listening to the matter at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, was in disbelief, stating, “I am conscious of the fact that the detention order passed under Tamil Nadu Act 14 of can be quashed only in a regular writ proceeding instituted by a writ of Habeas Corpus petition and that it can be taken only by the Hon’ble Division Bench goondae with the Habeas Corpus petitions.

Bar of Civil or Criminal Proceedings. For infraction of mere law and order, the invocation of detention law has been held to be impermissible. Practically, there is no legal remedy in these cases. Hundreds and thousands have been detained across India with such acts.

Views Read Edit View history. Procedure where a person absconds or conceals himself. The sordid saga, involving 22 men that took place over seven months, came to light when the girl shared her plight with her elder sister. The law is a dated one and needs a relook. Are the Meghalaya miners victims of Aact regional bias?