Panel: Amend legal guidelines to punish these submitting false circumstances

New Delhi, March 15

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home on Monday asked the government to work with states and ensure that people and cops filing false cases did not go scot-free, and recommended changes in the existing laws to ensure action against those who perpetrated falsehoods.

The committee further lamented only 38 per cent utilisation of Nirbhaya Fund, noting that the fund meant for the safety and security of women was being diverted for other schemes. On false cases, the panel expressed concern and said after an investigation about the veracity of cases, appropriate penal action should be taken by fixing accountability of police personnel who had registered false cases.

“Also, individuals who register false cases must not go scot-free. We recommend that the Home Ministry advise states to take strict action against police personnel and individuals who have registered false cases. The Home Ministry may take up the matter with the Ministry of Law if need be and laws should be amended to add stringent provisions against false cases,” said the panel headed by Congress veteran Anand Sharma in its report — TNS

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