Prez gives nod for UP Bill

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a key Bill of Uttar Pradesh that will pave the way for reintroduction of the provision of anticipatory bail, revoked during the Emergency in 1976, officials said today.

Barring Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand all other states in the country have the provision of anticipatory bail.

“The President has given assent to The Code of Criminal Procedure (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2018,” a Home Ministry official said.