Taking into the consideration of increasing mob lynching across the state. Uttar Pradesh state Law Commission has drafted a law in front of Yogi’s cabinet. The draft legislation has a different punishment for different acts during the lynching.
The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission undertook research in this regard around six months ago. The panel also took into account the directions of the Supreme Court as well as High Courts in different cases, Sapna Tripathi, Secretary of the State Law Commission was quoted saying to The Indian Express. However, she made it clear that it was up to the state government to take the draft bill forward.
Punishment under mob lynching draft:
Imprisonment of up to 7 years and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh if the person is injured.
Imprisonment of up to 10 years with a fine up to Rs 3 lakh if person bore serious injuries.
Rigorous imprisonment for life along with a fine up to Rs 5 lakh if the victim is dead.
Persons involved in conspiracy and abetment have to be punished like those who are actually responsible for the lynching.
Imprisonment of one year has been recommended in cases of dereliction of duty by a district magistrate or a police officer. It may be extended up to three years with a fine up to Rs 5000.
Prison term of six months for abetting or enforcing a hostile atmosphere’.