Know some important basic laws applicable in India (Part-I)Almost all of us are not very aware of the basic laws applicable in India. In many cases, we suffer due to our ignorance of laws. So, I am going to mention some basic laws which we should be aware of.
1. As per Police Act, 1861, a police officer is always on duty whether in uniform or not. So, if a person makes a complaint to the police, he/she can't give the excuse that he/she is not on duty.
2. As per Section 46 of the Criminal Procedure Court, no woman can be arrested from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
3. As per Section 166A of the Indian Penal Code, a police officer can't refuse to lodge FIR. If the officer refuses, then there is a provision of jail for such officer for a period of 6 months to 1 year.
4. As per the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, no company can terminate/fire a pregnant lady employee. It is a punishable offense with maximum punishment of 3 years of imprisonment.
5. As per the Citizens' Charter of Indian Oil Corporation website, in case of gas cylinder blast at the time of cooking, the concerned gas agency is liable to pay Rs. 50 lakhs as compensation.
6. As per Section 14 of Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958, a landlord in Delhi can't forcefully get his/her premises vacated without giving prior notice to the tenant.
In the next parts, I will mention some other little-known laws applicable in India.
(To be continued.....)