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Joint Sitting of the Parliament adopts the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019

Posted on :10 December 2020

The Chairperson of Joint Committee on Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (CCPC), Hon’ble Tshewang Lhamo presented the seven disputed clauses of the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 along with a brief report of the Joint Committee.  

While deliberating on the recommendations made by the Joint Committee on the Bill, the House endorsed the recommendations on the six disputed clauses except for Section 205: Motion for new Trials. The Committee had recommended that the clause be repealed but after considering the concerns raised by several Members, the House with majority show of hands decided to retain the original clause.

The Joint Sitting adopted the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 with 65 Yes and 6 Abstain out of 71 Members present and voting.

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