Controversial Gujarat Control Of Terrorism And Organised Crime Bill 2015 Gets Governor’s Nod

23 April, Ahmedabad

Gujarat governor O. P. Kohli has cleared the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime (GCTOC) Bill-2015 recently passed in Budget session of State Assembly.

The office of the Governor informed the State Government that after approval, the bill has been sent to the Union Home Ministry for the consent of the President.

The controversial bill was passed by a majority vote in the state assembly on 31st March.

Earlier the President has returned the bill to the state government thrice for reconsideration of some of its provisions. Opposition Congress Party strongly opposed the bill, terming some provisions of the bill ultra vires to central laws and constitutional provisions.

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