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A MCOCA like law in UP soon, Left opposes the move

Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 December 2017 (13:14 IST)
Lucknow: The much-feared Bill aimed at curbing organised crime in the state was tabled by Chief Minister on Wednesday in the Legislative Assembly amid murmurs from the Opposition benches.

The Control of Organised Crime Act (UPCOCA) 2017 was tabled as supplementary agenda as it was not on the normal agenda of the House. The Bill is likely to sail through smoothly in the Assembly, but the government would have to face stiff opposition in the Legislative Council as it doesn’t have majority just as it has in the Assembly.

Observers feel that is somewhat similar to and chances of misuse of the law could not be ruled out.

Meanwhile, terming UPCOCA as anti-people, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said the state government might use the Act to suppress dalits, poor and minority communities.

In a statement released here on Wednesday, Mayawati said the government could use UPCOCA to settle political scores and demanded withdrawal of the proposed Act in public interest.(UNI)
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