TAWANG, Jul 10: The new criminal laws, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, came into effect across the country on July 1, replacing the Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code, and Indian Evidence Act.

In this context, the Tawang district police, led by superintendent of police Dorjee Wangdi Thongon and deputy SP Tasso Kato, held a meeting with administrative officers and the district medical officer in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner's office in Tawang.

Thongon provided an overview of the significant and miscellaneous changes in the new criminal laws through a presentation. He highlighted new offences added and provisions for community services as punishment for minor offences. Thongon noted that the new laws are designed to be more citizen-centric and aim to move away from a colonial mindset, focusing on justice rather than punishment with the key theme of "Sab ke Saath Samaan Vyawahar."

Deputy commissioner Kanki Darang urged officers to familiarize themselves with the new framework of criminal laws. He expressed gratitude to the Tawang police for organizing the program for the administrative officers of the district headquarters and Kyidphel Circle.

Thongon informed that similar programs had already been conducted with the administration of Lungla and Jang sub-divisions.