Rajasthan tweaks CrPC Act, oppn says it’s a move to doctor evidence | India News

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JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government on Friday passed an amendment to Section 293 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act 1973 allowing its own experts to examine reports from forensic science laboratories (FSL)in criminal cases.
The Central Act says that officers at the level of a chemical examiner, assistant chemical examiner, chief inspector of the explosives, director of fingerprints are allowed to testify the evidence and to record their testimony.
Deputy leader of opposition Rajendra Rathore has called the amendment to CrPC Act a move to tamper with evidence. “The hidden agenda of the amendment is to tamper with evidence by allowing their own men hired on contractual basis. The amendment will not only destroy the spirit of the scientific evidence but also shake the faith of people in the law,” said Rathore.
Supporting his argument, Rathore said that the way UDH minister Shanti…

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