Gujarat assembly on Tuesday passed a stringent law to tackle terrorism and crime amid a walk out staged by the Congress.
After failing to get Presidential assent for its anti-terror bill thrice, Gujarat government introduced Gujarat Control of Organised Crime (GUJCOC) Bill in a new form.
The bill debated in assembly retains some of the earlier provisions. The law is on the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
It contains two crucial provisions – First, it gives power to police to intercept wire, electronic or oral communication and use it as evidence in a court of law. Secondly, it makes any confession by accused before SP or senior police official admissible in court.