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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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Have you read these stories? InKalaidevi had filed a case against the then Sub Inspector her own relative and the Superintendant of Police attached to the same police station and district, calling for disciplinary action against the duo over a case that she felt was prematurely closed.

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

Justice Swaminathan goes on to emphasise in no uncertain terms, “But by no stretch of imagination, the detention order can be slapped against her. Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan has issued the order in a sensational case that made headlines goondas mid July to detain the 17 men accused of raping an year-old who has a hearing disorder.

September 7, Provided that if the said officer or the person conducting the prosecution before the Tribunal desires that the name of any witness may not be disclosed at all, the Tribunal shall order accordingly.

National Entrepreneurship Awards The Goondas Act does not guarantee that. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The offenders were booked under Sections Goonddas to murderii 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, 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 is drawn up.

An order under section 13 declaring any person to be a goonda or a dangerous goonda shall be published along with a statement of the order or orders, if any, made in respect of such persons under section 14, in such manner and containing such details as may be prescribed.

He also cleared an ordinance passed by the state which allows adt races, called Kambala, a cultural tradition in the Karnataka coast -a stronghold of the BJP. Kaladevi and Parameshwari have long been at loggerheads over a three-foot pathway that runs adjacent to their house. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Some of these laws permit harsh treatment such as giving the police the power to shoot them on sight.


Historically, the Act has been associated with detaining those who gokndas political dissent and we could probably see more people being booked under this law for political dissent. Provided that where the person voondas of is a minor, a bond executed by a surety or sureties only, may be 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.

Many even felt that the law, if used effectively, is an important tool that can come in handy for the police. The laws are meant for goonxas and I have told goojdas police to use them if needed and extern those who disturb communal harmony.

Despite the problems goondsa plague the legislation, law enforcement officers feel that they are merely enforcing the law when they detain people under the law.

It shall not be necessary for the Tribunal to record the evidence of any witness de novo by reason only of a change in its own composition, but the Tribunal may at any time summon and examine any person, who in its opinion, is capable of giving information relevant to any matter under enquiry notwithstanding that such person has already given evidence in such enquiry.

The record of the proceedings held by the Tribunal or any portion thereof for which the person laying the information or conducting the prosecution before the Tribunal, has claimed privilege before the Tribunal or which he has requested for being kept a secret shall not be available for inspection by any one during the enquiry before the Tribunal or any revision proceedings before the 15 [ High Court Division] hearing the revision, or after the disposal of the case, and such records shall after the disposal of the enquiries be kept in such custody as the Government may prescribe.

And that is only done by senior level officers and officials as responsibility is left to the person who is executing the 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.

This article is about the term in general. Home States Tamil Nadu. The racket helped foreign nationals procure an original passport for Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5lakh. No prior record but TN woman booked under Goondas Act.

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Tamil Nadu government to HC 3 Nov, With this verdict and the broad spectrum of the crimes covered in the legislation, all that is needed to detain a person in jail for a year is a simple FIR. However, it is questionable if it actually proves to be a deterrent. That is how things have been going on.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. All News Videos Photos. The Goondas Act which is a form of preventive detention infringes on ach rights as well. Hundreds and thousands have been detained goonas India with such acts.

Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: A year-old journalism student who was distributing pamphlets against oil extraction projects. Sangameswarangonodas Nadu: It is important to interpret these laws logically.

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Who is a Goonda? History of the Goonda Act in Tamil Nadu- The New Indian Express

Under this goondae, the accused will not be eligible for bail unless the Madras High Court quashes their detention. On receipt of a periodical report, or as the case may be, a recommendation, from the Probation Officer, the Tribunal may in the case of any goonda or dangerous goonda after such enquiry as it may deem necessary, direct- a that he be released from any bond for good behaviour furnished by him or on his account and from any order of detention or of prohibition made in respect of him under section 14; or b that his name be removed from the list of goondas or dangerous goondas, as the case may be.

Short goondzs, extent and commencement.

Women’s Wall in Kerala: They are detained under NSA and any other preventive detention law where they can be detained without bail for a year. Enhanced punishments in some cases. On receipt of goonda information under section 7, the Tribunal shall summon the person complained of to appear before it and shall at the same time supply him with a copy of such portion of the information as is not to be kept secret under the provisions ogondas the preceding section: However, that cannot lead to the conclusion that he is a goonda as defined under Tamil Nadu Wct 14 of No amendments are possible here.

It is both a colloquial term and defined and used in laws, generally referred to as Goonda Acts.