Section 396 of BNSS, 2023 (THE BHARATIYA NAGARIK SURAKSHA SANHITA, 2023)

Section 396 of BNSS, 2023 (THE BHARATIYA NAGARIK SURAKSHA SANHITA, 2023)

396. (1) Every State Government in co-ordination with the Central Government shall prepare a scheme for providing funds for the purpose of compensation to the victim or his dependents who have suffered loss or injury as a result of the crime and who require rehabilitation. (2) Whenever a recommendation is made by the Court for compensation, the District Legal Service Authority or the State Legal Service Authority, as the case may be, shall decide the quantum of compensation to be awarded under the scheme referred to in sub-section (1). (3) If the trial Court, at the conclusion of the trial, is satisfied, that the compensation awarded under section 395 is not adequate for such rehabilitation, or where the cases end in acquittal or discharge and the victim has to be rehabilitated, it may make recommendation
for compensation.
(4) Where the offender is not traced or identified, but the victim is identified, and
where no trial takes place, the victim or his dependents may make an application to the State
or the District Legal Services Authority for award of compensation.
(5) On receipt of such recommendations or on the application under sub-section (4),
the State or the District Legal Services Authority shall, after due enquiry award adequate
compensation by completing the enquiry within two months.
(6) The State or the District Legal Services Authority, as the case may be, to alleviate
the suffering of the victim, may order for immediate first-aid facility or medical benefits to be
made available free of cost on the certificate of the police officer not below the rank of the
officer in charge of the police station or a Magistrate of the area concerned, or any other
interim relief as the appropriate authority deems fit.
(7) The compensation payable by the State Government under this section shall be in
addition to the payment of fine to the victim under section 65, section 70 and
sub-section (1) of section 124 of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023.

 

 

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