Many legislative bodies have passed “Goonda Acts” (a colloquial name, due to the long titles) providing legal definitions of who constitutes a “goonda”. Some of . Jul 30, The Goonda Act has become a tool to put anyone in prison even without giving them an opportunity to explain their side of the story before the. An Act to provide for the better control of riotous and disorderly persons commonly known as goondas residing in or frequenting certain[ areas][ * * *].

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Appointment and duties of Probation Officer. Despite the problems that plague the legislation, law enforcement officers feel that they are merely enforcing the law when they detain people under the law. Declaration of goondas and dangerous goondas.

Goonda – Wikipedia

Booking is simple but providing proof and getting conviction is a challenge. It is unfortunate in a democratic country.

Per Section 14, goondas may be required to post a bond, and may be restricted from entering gambling houses; dangerous goondas may have much broader restrictions placed on their freedom of movement, and per Section 18 also may have enhanced punishment imposed on them for future offences.

ET EnergyWorld A one stop platform that caters to the pulse of the pulsating energy. Dec 31, The Tribunal shall then proceed to enquire into the truth or otherwise of the information upon which action has been taken, and for that purpose to take such evidence as may appear necessary, following in all cases the procedure prescribed in the Code of Criminal Procedurefor conducting trials and recording evidence in summary cases, but subject to the other provisions of this Act.

She identified her perpetrators and told investigators from the city’s all women Aynavaram Police Station that they had threatened to release a video of her if she complained. President Pranab Mukherjee passes two laws for Karnataka as parting shot 6 Jul, In an unprecedented deterrent move, Chennai Police have invoked the draconian Goondas Act to keep 17 persons accused of raping a minor in jail for a year.

Short title, extent and commencement. Ina Madras High Court bench ruled that even a single criminal case against a person is enough to detain him under the Goondas Act.

Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat Under this law, the accused will not be eligible for bail unless the Madras High Court quashes their detention. The information shall be signed by the officer concerned and shall briefly set out- a the practices with which the person complained of is charged; b instances, with details of time and place, of such practices; c a statement of any relevant general reputation in which the said person is held and any other ground on which the information is based; d names and other particulars of witnesses who will be produced to support the allegations contained in the information; and e whether the said person is sought to be declared a goonda or a dangerous goonda.


When the accused were produced at a mahila court in Chennai, on July 17, a group of lawyers assaulted them in disgust. While it was obligatory on the part of the govt to provide bare necessities like rice and other groceries to the needy and poor people, successive govt’s had extended such benefits to all people for political benefits.


The offenders were booked under Sections Attempt to murder gooncas, ii criminal intimidation of the Indian Penal Code and Section 5 Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault10 Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault and 12 Punishment for Sexual harassment of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, Who is glondas Goonda? BJP activists vandalise Tharoor’s office, ‘threaten to kill’ him 16 Jul, However, it is questionable if it actually proves to be a deterrent.

Valarmathi was then accused of being a Maoist sympathiser by the police. Justice GR Swaminathan, who was listening to the matter at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, was in disbelief, stating, “I am conscious of the fact that the detention order passed under Tamil Nadu Act 14 of can be quashed only in goondxs regular writ proceeding instituted by a writ of Habeas Corpus petition and that it can be taken only by the Hon’ble Division Bench dealing with the Habeas Corpus petitions.

No appeal shall lie from any order made by the Tribunal goobdas in relation to any such order under section 5 or section 13 or section 16, the 12 [ High Court Division] may call for the record of the case, and if the Tribunal appear- a to have exercised a jurisdiction not vested in it by law, b to have failed to exercise a jurisdiction so vested, glondas c to have acted in the exercise of its jurisdiction illegally, the 13 [ High Court Division] may make such direction as it may deem sufficient for the rectification of the error or omission and the Tribunal shall conduct itself accordingly.

It prompted the investigating officer to ask for their detention to prevent them from “acting in a manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order”. No proceedings taken or orders passed xct this Act, shall be called in question otherwise goondxs as provided hereunder and no civil or criminal proceedings shall be instituted against any person for anything done or intended or purporting to be done under this Act, or against any person for any loss or damage caused to or in respect of any property, as a result of an act done or purporting to be done under this Act.

Rs 8, A goindas inspector has to spend nearly Rs 16, for paper work to detain a person under the Act. Here’s looking back at all the commotion surrounding statues this year.


Article 22 should be deleted from the Constitution altogether. But if let unchecked, the Goondas Act could goonxas an end to the need for courts and a fair trial since police can unilaterally decide who must be put in jail and who can go free. In the wake of growing outrage over a recent spurt in sexual assault cases, Karnataka government today decided to strengthen the Goonda Act to book rape accused under it and to set up 10 more fast track courts.

Kaladevi was booked under Sections b sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public placePunishment for voluntarily causing hurt and Goonddas for murder.

Gross misuse? No prior record but TN woman booked under Goondas Act

Click this link and hit ‘Click to Subscribe’. Provided that where the person complained of is a minor, a bond executed by a surety or sureties only, may gondas accepted; c it may direct that the person complained of shall not visit any house or quarter inhabited by prostitutes, or any drinking or gambling den, or any place where opium or other intoxicating drugs are smoked or otherwise consumed or any other specified locality.

Meghalaya man held for killing, eating protected monkey species. Explaining the process of how things are done, the officer said that at the beginning of the year, a list of category A, B and C offenders goonsas drawn up. But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments.

And that is only done by senior level officers and officials as responsibility is left to the person who is executing the detention. Women’s Wall in Kerala: The Kerala Anti-Social Activities Prevention Act Act 34 ofSection 2 jstates ” goonda means a person who indulges in any anti-social activity or promotes or abets any illegal activity which are harmful for the maintenance of the public order directly or indirectly and includes a bootlegger, a counterfeiter, a depredator of environment, a digital data and copy right pirate, a drug offender, a hawala racketeer, a hired ruffian, rowdy, an immoral traffic offender, a loan shark or a property grabber”.

Provided that the Tribunal may direct that the sureties offered may be scrutinised by a Magistrate of the first class nominated for the purpose by the District Magistrate. Its use must be restricted to crises. They may charge you for espionage but they cannot detain you for months on end. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other laws for the time being in force, every offence punishable under this Act, shall, within the meaning of the Code of Criminal Procedure, be cognizable and non-bailable.

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