UP Governor refers anti-organized crime UPCOC Bill to President Kovind
(Sourced from PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today referred the Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime (UPCOC) Bill, which seeks to curb organized crime, to President Ram Nath Kovind for his assent. The Bill, on the lines of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, seeks to deal strictly with those trying to foment terror or dislodge the government forcibly or through violent means. Here's more.
"The governor has referred the Bill (on UP government's request) to the President as it was required as per the provisions of Article 254 of the Constitution," a Raj Bhavan release read. The UPCOC Bill, 2017 also seeks to act sternly against those using explosives or firearms or any other violent means or damaging life and property or involved in anti-national or destructive activities.