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Gujarat will have MCOCA-like Act

September 18, 2004 17:19 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat on Saturday said it has decided to bring in a law to control organised crime and terrorist activities even as the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government decided to repeal Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA).

"We are in the process of enacting a Gujarat Control of Organised Crimes Act," Chief Minister Narendra Modi told reporters flaying the Centre's decision to repeal POTA.

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"It was the need of the hour to have a law like POTA and the BJP has made its view clear on this issue," Modi, who is in Delhi to attend the conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of high courts, said.

He said the state government had already prepared a draft of the new law, on the lines of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), and referred it to President A P J Kalam.

The President had asked the state government to incorporate some features of a high court judgment. After doing so, the draft had again been sent to the central government and a reply was awaited, Modi said.

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Sub: anti-terror law

It is really amazing to see on one hand central throwing away POTA and in the same time avoiding statements of Gujrat govt.regarding introduction ...

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Sub: Modi is jocking!!!!!

How disgusting..I'm extremely sorry to hear from Modi about criminal of Gujarat Control of Organised Crimes Act. I recommend Mr.Kalam to put Modi behind bars ...

Posted by Rayees

Sub: Insult of Gujarat & Gujaraties

Respected Sir, Insult of Gujarat & Gujaraties We all Gujaraties want to tell you something about insulation of Gujarat state, which is done by Kerala ...

Posted by Mayur Dave


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