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Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Act

Summary
Recent Development The Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Act (GUJCOCA) is a controversial anti-terrorism law passed by the state legislature of Gujarat, India, in April 2003. On 5 November 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent. Introduction And Presidential Assent The bill was drawn on the lines of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (for Maharashtra) and Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (for Karnataka). It was then sent to the office of the President of India for assent. Originally, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam didn't give assent because of a few controversial points:

Clause 16 relates to the confession made before a police officer being admissible in court

Substitute the word "may" for "shall" after the words Special Court occurring in clause 20(2) and bring the provision in line with Section 43(d)(2) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act(Amendment), Clause 20(2) deals with the extension of the detention period

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