Port Blair, June 20: The Andaman & Nicobar Police has embarked on a comprehensive initiative to educate the public about the newly enacted criminal laws, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023, Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, 2023. These landmark legislations replace the Indian Penal Code, 1860; Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898; and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, respectively and it will be effective w.e.f 01st July 2024.

Recognizing the transformative impact of these laws on the criminal justice system, the A&N Police is committed to ensure widespread awareness among all segments of society. Intensive training sessions have already been conducted for our police personnel. Now, to extend this awareness to the general public on a larger scale, we are initiating various outreach activities, including street plays (Nukkad Nataks) and other innovative methods in various places under South Andaman District. Total 07 programmes were conducted in different places under South Andaman District and 200 general public were witnessed the same. These efforts are designed not only to inform citizens about their rights and responsibilities under the new laws but also to foster a safer and more cohesive community.

Our goal is to facilitate a seamless transition to the new legal regime and empower our residents with the knowledge they need to navigate it effectively. Through interactive and informative initiatives, we aim to create a society where every individual understands and contributes to the enforcement of these laws.

The A&N Police invites all residents, community leaders, and stakeholders to actively participate in these awareness programs. By doing so, they can play a pivotal role in building a more informed and law-abiding society for the benefit of all.