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Union Home Secy Ajay Kumar Bhalla talks with All India Motor Transport Congress to discuss their concerns related to new provisions of hit-and-run cases

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Union Home Ministry today held a meeting with All India Motor Transport Congress to discuss their concerns related to the new provisions of hit-and-run cases under the newly-passed Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita. Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla chaired the meeting in New Delhi.

Truck, Taxi and bus operators have started a three day strike to oppose the provision of 7 lakh rupees penalty and 10-year jail term for hit-and-run cases. The All India Motor Transport Congress has said that these provisions can lead to undue harassment and must be recalled.

Meanwhile sources in the Home Ministry said that the duration of sentences in hit-and-run cases has been increased to 10 years because of the observations made by the Supreme Court. The Apex  Court has stated in multiple cases that strict action should be taken against those drivers who recklessly drive vehicles, cause accidents resulting in someone’s death, and then flee the scene. 

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