Seeing the current situation in India where a sex offender enjoy their lives by dragging the case year after year, the center is planning to bring a tougher law for sexual offences , setting a time limit for trials and arrest without warrant.
According to sub Section of the Sexual Offences Bill 2010
“whoever, with sexual intent, touches, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, any part of the body of another person, not being the spouse of such person, without the consent of such other person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both”
The Bill specifically says that the statement of a victim will only be recorded by a woman police officer or a woman government official. In case, there is no woman government official in the vicinity, a recognized female social worker will record the statement.
The bill definitely has potential and we hope there are no more like Ruchika when it comes into action. The only thing which worries me here is the arrest without warrant which brings in the fear of people getting arrested of false accusation. We will have to wait till this gets approved and we will know how things will be handeled.