Report No. 156
Working Session IV: Indian Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 1978 and any other suggestion
The session commenced with the introduction by Shri R.L. Meena, Member-Secretary, Law Commission of India. The session was presided over by Mr. Justice S.R. Pandian, former Judge, Supreme Court of India.
Mr. Justice Pandian made general observation of the various provisions contained in the Bill. He pointed out that it may not be necessary to define "India" under section 18 of the I.P.C. as proposed under clause 18 of the Bill and that proposed new sections 74A, 74B, 74C and 74D needs to be further examined. He also emphasized upon the need for making suitable amendments in clauses 75 and 76 of the Bill.
Shri R.K. Jain, Sr. Advocate and President, Supreme Court Bar Association pointed out that only those judges who know criminal law should sit in the bench, if the bench is deciding a criminal matter and that judge should have compassion while dealing with criminal matters. He also pointed out that more offences should be made compoundable with the leave of the court and that there should not be any death penalty at all as it does not serve any purpose. He also emphasised upon the need to apply borstal laws. He further pointed out that section 309 should be deleted.
Mr. Justice V.S. Dave, former Judge, Rajasthan High Court made general observation regarding criminal justice system.
The following persons attended the Seminar:
Agarwal Anita, High Court, Bombay.
Agarwala E.C., Advocate, Supreme Court.
Agarwal Mahesh, Advocate, Supreme Court.
Agarwal S.K., Advocate.
Agarwal Sharda Ms., Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Delhi.
Anand A.S. Dr. Justice, Judge, Supreme Court.
Anand Pinki Ms., Advocate, Delhi High Court.
Anand S.D., Joint Secretary (Law), Haryana.
Arunachalam T.S., Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court.
Arya Aditya Dr. Dy. Commissioner of Police, Delhi.
Bagga Reena, Advocate.
Balaji V., Advocate.
Bakshi P.M., Former Member, Law Commission.
Balchandran M., D.I.G., C.B.I.
Banarjee D., Addl. D.C., Intelligence, Calcutta.
Bhagat Achal , Sr. Consultant, Appollo Hospital.
Bhatnagar A.P., Addl. D.G.P., Punjab.
Bharadwaj Omendra, D.I.G., Rajasthan.
Biswas A.M., Member, National Commission for SC & ST.
Chandra Bharat, Addl. D.G.P., Andhra Pradesh.
Chandra Satish Dr., Addl. L.O., Law Commission.
Chaudhary Musharraf Ms., Advocate.
Chawla S.C., Advocate.
Chopra R.C., Addl. Distt. & Sessions Judge, Delhi.
Das B.S., Advocate, Cuttack.
Das Manoj K., Advocate.
Dave V.S. Justice (Retd.) Chairman, State Law Commission, Rajasthan.
Dhania R.P., Chief Prosecutor, Directorate of Prosecution, Delhi.
Dhawale Sujatha, Confederation of Doctors Assn.
Dikshit R.C. Addl. D.G.P., Uttar Pradesh.
Dulre N., D.I.G., Gwalior.
Gambhir S.K., Advocate, Delhi.
Gambhir Vivek, Advocate, Delhi.
Ganguly A.K., Justice.
Garg Manish, Advocate, Delhi.
Gautam D.N., D.I.G., I.T.B.P.
George Anup., Sr. Advocate.
Ghildiyal Subodh, Journalist.
Gulati B.L., Secretary (Law), Haryana.
Gupta Aruneshwar, Advocate.
Gupta Arvind, Advocate.
Gupta A.K., Advocate.
Gupta Dipankar, Sr. Advocate.
Gupta K.L., A.D.G. Police (Crime), Uttar Pradesh.
Gupta R.L. Justice, Member, Law Commission.
Gupta Naresh Kumar, Advocate.
Gupta Shekhar, Editor, Indian Express.
Jacob Alice Mrs., Member, Law Commission.
Jain R.C., New Delhi.
Jain R.K., Sr. Advocate, New Delhi.
Jha S.N. Justice, Judge, Patna High Court.
Kak Purnima Bhat Ms., Advocate, Supreme Court.
Kapoor Suman, Advocate.
Katara Parmanand Pt., Advocate.
Kaw Sanjay, Journalist.
Khalap Ramakant, Union Minister of State for Law and Justice.
Khurana Ruchi Ms., Trainee Advocate.
Krishnamurthy Ch. G., Member, Law Commission.
Kumar Mukesh, Trainee Advocate.
Kumar Sushil, Sr. Advocate.
Kumar Swatanter Justice, Judge, P&H High Court.
Kumaraswamy K., Addl. D.G.P. (Crimes), Tamil Nadu.
Lalit Uday, Advocate.
Manchandi Ramesh, Chief Prosecutor, Directorate of Prosecution, Delhi.
Manohar Sujatha V. Justice, Judge, Supreme Court.
Mansharamani G.G. Dr., Delhi.
Mathur S.P. , B.P.R & D.
Mathew Anne, Advocate.
Meena M.D., I.G., Police, Surat.
Meena R.L. Member-Secretary, Law Commission of India.
Nair Vipin., Advocate.
Narayan Nand Indra, Advocate.
Narayan Ranjana Mrs., Advocate.
Nariman F.S., Sr. Advocate.
Niklesh R., Advocate.
Pahwa Vikas, Advocate.
Pali Anand, Advocate.
Palli Rekha Ms., Advocate.
Pandey B.B., Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
Pandher G.S., D.G., B.P.R.&D.
Pandian S.R., Justice.
Parthasarathy K., Law Secretary, Pondicherry.
Parekh P.H., Advocate.
Perreria Maxwell. Addl. Commissioner of Police.
Pradhan B.R., Law Department, Govt. of Sikkim.
Prasad P.S.V., Jt. Director, S.N.P.A.
Punchhi M.M. Justice, Judge, Supreme Court.
Puri S.S., Director of Public Prosecutions, Mumbai.
Rachhdya P.N., I.P.S.
Raina S.C. Dr., Project Director, B.P.R. & D.
Raheja Devinder, Chairperson, Law Dept, Kurukshetra University.
Ram Mani., I.P.S.
Ramalingam P.N., Advocate.
Rao A.T., Advocate.
Rao D.K. Prahlada, President, Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Rao M. Jagannadha Justice, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court.
Rao M.V. Krishna, Director, A.P. Police Academy.
Rao P.P., Sr. Advocate.
Rao Sulaxan J.T., A.L.O., Law Commission.
Rangam A.V., Advocate.
Ranganathan Buddy, Trainee Advocate.
Rath Srilok N., Trainee Advocate.
Rathore S.P.S., D.G.P. (Crimes), Rajasthan.
Reddy C.S.R., S.S.P., Chandigarh.
Reddy K. Jayachandra Justice, Chairman, Law Commission of India.
Reddy Sadashiva, Advocate.
Reddy Usha Ms., Advocate.
Sachar Rajender, Senior Advocate.
Sainghar H.K., I.P.S.(Retd)
Salve Harish, Sr. Advocate.
Sampath A.T.M., Advocate.
Sandhu H.S., S.P., C.B.I.
Sankrityayana K. Dr., Member, National Commission for Minorities.
Satish R., Advocate.
Seth Padma Ms., Member, National Commission for Women.
Sharma Atul, Advocate.
Sharma M.K. Justice, Judge, Delhi High Court.
Sharma Pawan Mrs., A.L.O., Law Commission.
Sharma T.C., Advocate.
Sharma Vibhakar, D.I.G., Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
Sharma Vishnu, Advocate.
Shroff M.N., Advocate.
Shinghal N.K. Retd., I.P.S.
Sibal Kapil, Sr. Advocate.
Singh J.P. Addl. Distt. Judge, Delhi.
Singh Bhawani, Justice.
Singh Sultan, Advocate.
Srivastava G.P., Advocate.
Srivastava S.C., Jt. Secretary, Law Commission.
Subashini A., Advocate.
Suri A.K., Addl. D.G., J&K, Jammu.
Sufi R.S., Advocate.
Syed S.J., Legal Consultant, National Commission for Women.
Thakker Chunilal, Justice, Judge, Gujarat High Court.
Thomas K.T. Justice, Judge, Supreme Court.
Sanjay Tripathi, D.L.O., Law Commission.
Trivedi B.V Dr., Asst. Director, B.P.R.&D.
Tulsi K.T.S., Sr. Advocate.
Upadhaya A.K., A.L.O., Law Commission.
Varshy Anup Kumar Dr.
Verma J.S. Justice, Judge, Supreme Court of India.
Venkatachalliah M.N. Justice, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission.
Wadhwa D.P., Justice, Chief Justice, Patna High Court.
Yadav R.K., Addl. Distt. Judge.
Yadhav Ranbir, Advocate.