Pune: First Case Registered Under Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita at Hinjawadi Police Station Under Pimpri Chinchwad Police

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Reported By Varad Bhatkhande

Hinjawadi, 1st July 2024: From today, across India, the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA) are being implemented.

The BNS has replaced the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which was in existence for 163 years. Similarly, the BNSS has superseded the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), while the BSA has taken over from the Indian Evidence Act, which has a history of 151 years.

Under its provisions, the first case under the jurisdiction of the Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissionerate (PCPC) was registered today at 10 AM at Hinjawadi Police Station. The incident occurred when a tempo hit a girl sitting with her family on a divider near Bhumkar Chowk in Wakad, on the Katraj – Dehu Road Bypass Section of the Mumbai – Bengaluru Highway. Gangaram Pralhad Chavan (age 29, resident of Mumbai) filed the complaint with the Hinjawadi Police Station.

According to police, Gangaram Chavan and his family had arrived at Bhumkar Chowk from Mumbai to proceed to Punawale for work. Around 3 AM today, a tempo was speeding near Bhumkar Chowk when their car was parked on the roadside after unloading. Chavan’s six-year-old daughter sustained a leg injury when she was grazed by the wheel of the tempo. The Hinjawadi police arrived promptly at the scene and took Chavan and his family to the New Thergaon Hospital.

Following that, a case was registered around 10 AM under Section 281 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 125 (B) (grievous hurt) of the BNS, and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988.

Pimpri Chinchwad Commissioner of Police Vinoy Kumar Choube stated on X, “Today, 1st July 2024, is a historic day for us and the citizens, as our criminal justice system transitions from punishment-based laws to a justice-based approach. The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA) have replaced the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and the Indian Evidence Act. Our teams have undergone all requisite training and are well-equipped to ensure a smooth migration. The first FIR under the new laws in Pimpri Chinchwad was registered by our Hinjawadi Police Station this morning.”