Hyderabad: The Telangana government has unanimously passed a Bill here on Tuesday amending the section 441 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act of 1973 and Form number 45 to make the “Zameendar” or guarantor of bail, responsible for bringing back the accused to Court on said date for trial. The government hopes that this will make the process of “Bond of accused and sureties” more accountable.
Introducing the Bill, Law Minister A Indrakaran Reddy said that the guarantor or the ones who gives surety for the release of the accused on bail often fail to bring back the accused for trial leading to delays. “Now we are proposing to impose fine on such guarantors who offer sureties but take no responsibility,” he said.
While welcoming the amendment, the Congress Legislature Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka has said that the government must also draft tough laws that would take stern action on perpetrators of violence against Dalits and Tribals. Responding to the allegation, the Minister said that the Telangana government will take all necessary action against such criminals and asked the Congress leader to come in a different form so that the government can discuss the issue in detail.
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