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Modi Turns Down Centre’s Suggestion on Anti-Terror Bill

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has turned down the suggestion of amendment in GUJCOC given by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram after Cabinet decided to return the anti-terror Bill, and has said that it will amount to taking away the “teeth and nail” of the legislation.

“The amendments suggested by the Centre amount to taking away the teeth and nails of the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Act (GUJCOC),” Modi told reporters on the sidelines of the BJP National Executive meeting in New Delhi.

The Gujarat Chief Minister also said that the state government would take the GUCOC Bill back to state assembly if necessary.

He said that Bill was passed by the assembly on the basis of guidelines from the Centre to combat organised crime.

One of the amendments being suggested to the state government is that the provision that confession before a police officer will be admissible should be dropped.

The Union Cabinet on Friday, saying it needed three key amendments for presidential consent, returned the controversial Bill passed by the Gujarat Assembly to the state.

One of the amendments being suggested to the state government is that the provision that confession before a police officer will be admissible should be dropped.

Modi criticised the UPA government for “failing” to take a decision on the bill in its entire five-year term.

He contended that the GUJCOC was a “xerox copy” of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act which has been in force in the western state.

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