Hit and Run Protest: What is New Hit and Run Law for Drivers?

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Hit and Run Protest: The recently enacted Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), which includes harsher punishments for hit-and-run incidents, sparked protests among truck drivers. Truckers in different states have opposed the recently enacted legal provision for hit-and-run occurrences in the Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, calling it a “kaala kanoon” (black law). According to the amended laws, a truck driver who flees the scene of an accident without reporting it to the authorities faces up to a 10-year jail sentence or a fine of Rs. 7 lakh. Compared to the old Indian Penal Code (IPC), which only allowed for a 2-year prison sentence for similar acts, this represents a major increase.