First case under Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita registered against street vendor in Delhi

New Delhi: The first FIR has been registered at Kamla Market Police Station in the national capital Delhi under the Section Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023.

The case has been registered against a street vendor under Section 285 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita. It has been registered for obstruction under foot over bridge of New Delhi Railway Station and making sales.

The accused, identified as Pankaj Kumar was selling tobacco and water on a cart near the main road, which was causing hindrance and trouble to the commuters.

It is worth mentioning here that Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been replaced with the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, the CrPC with Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Indian Evidence Act has been replaced with the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam.

The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita has 358 sections (instead of 511 sections of IPC). Notable, 20 new crimes have been added to the Sanhita, and the imprisonment sentence has been increased for 33 crimes.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita has 531 sections (in place of 484 sections of CrPC). A total of 177 provisions have been changed in the Sanhita and nine new sections as well as 39 new sub-sections have been added to it.

Furthermore, Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam will have 170 provisions (instead of the original 167 provisions, and a total of 24 provisions have been changed.

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