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UP govt refers UPCOC Bill to President

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Ram today referred the UPCOC Bill, which seeks to curb organised crime and deal strictly with those trying to foment terror, to the for his assent.

"The has referred the Bill to the as it was required as per the provisions of Article 254 of the Constitution. The has referred the Bill on request of the state government," a Raj Bhavan release read.

The Control of Organised Crime Bill, on the lines of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, seeks to curb organised crime and deal strictly with those trying to foment terror or dislodge the government forcibly or through violent means.

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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 00:30 IST
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