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PIL In HC For Life Imprisonment in Offences of Benami Properties, Black Money & Bribery

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jun 2022 3:52pm

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A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court by Advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking direction to government to ascertain the feasibility of confiscating 100% black money, benami property, disproportionate assets and awarding life imprisonment in offences relating to disproportionate assets, money laundering, tax evasion, bribery, black money, benami property, profiteering, hoarding, adulteration, black marketing, human-drug trafficking and dishonest misappropriation of property by cheating fraud forgery.

The Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance, Law & Justice and Law Commission of India as well as Government of NCT Delhi have been made respondents in the said petition. 

The petition states that,

● Rule of law guaranteed under Article 14, right to trade guaranteed under Article 19 and right to clean air and water, right to health, right to peaceful sleep, right to shelter, right to livelihood guaranteed under Article 21 and right to equal quality education guaranteed under Articles 21A; can’t be secured without weeding-out corruption and black money generation but Centre and State are not taking appropriate steps. Hence, this PIL.

● Our Anti-Corruption Laws are weak and ineffective, for example Section 7 to 15 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988; Section 53 Benami Transactions Property Act, 1988; Section 4 of Money Laundering Act, 2002; and Section 33 to 37 of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.

● Being the custodian of Constitution and protector of fundamental rights, the Court may constitute an expert committee or direct the Law Commission of India to examine… Continue Reading...


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