An Analysis of the Legislative Framework of Organized Crime in India

  • Aishwarya Pandey
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  • Aishwarya Pandey

    Assistant Professor at Amity Law School, Amity University, India

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The emergence of organized crime syndicates has led to an escalation in illicit operations such as drug trafficking, gold smuggling, arms trade, contraband, abductions, blackmail, human exploitation by human trafficking, cybercrime, counterfeit currency circulation, etc. The paper provides an overview of the legal framework in India designed to counter and prevent organized criminal activities. The study delves into the legislative measures, judicial mechanisms, and law enforcement strategies that collectively constitute the nation's approach to tackling organized crime. Indian government faces challenges in countering this issue due to inadequate agency capabilities, coordination issues, resource and manpower limitations, and a shortage of skilled personnel at law enforcement agencies. Discordant viewpoints between the central and state governments further prolong the decision-making process, impeding effective action against organized crime. Despite these challenges, there is a pressing need to bolster the nation's framework and introduce new legislation to combat this menace.




International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 107 - 116


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