The Sindh government has submitted a new draft law to the Sindh Assembly to install electric bracelets on habitual criminals. In the Sindh Assembly session on Monday, the bill of monitoring of habitual criminals was introduced in the House, which was submitted to the Standing Council of the Interior Department for consideration and recommendations.
According to the proposed draft, the suspects involved in theft, robbery, attempted murder, car and motorcycle theft, drug use or sale will be monitored and after the permission of the competent court, the accused will be fitted with an electronic bracelet by the police. the movement of addicted accused can be monitored through electronic device.
The draft has also proposed to increase the punishments against the habitual offenders of other crimes including extortion. Under Section 384 of the Pakistan Penal Code, the punishment for extortion is three years imprisonment or a fine from five years due to the increasing trend of extortion. It has been proposed to make it seven years and to increase the amount of fine. Besides, after the approval of the bill, Sindh Police will buy more than 5 thousand electric bracelets in the first phase.