A controversial Bill to make confessions before the police admissible as court evidence is likely to be passed in the Gujarat assembly today for the fourth time.
This will be the state’s fourth attempt to enact
the bill, which has been rejected thrice by the Centre.
The Gujarat Control of Organised Crime bill, described as draconian by rights groups, was rejected by two presidents, APJ Abdul Kalam and Pratibha Patil, and former state governor Kamla Beniwal.
It has been tabled today in a revised form called the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill.
But parts of the bill that could encourage misuse by the police and had raised strong objections have been retained.