The Law Commission is likely to recommend that people who cause damage to public property should get bail only if they deposit an amount equal to the damage caused by them.
It is learned that the Law Commission may recommend changes in the ‘Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act’ and propose stricter bail provisions for people who cause damage to public property.
It is believed that if people who cause damage to public property have to pay an amount equal to the value of the property destroyed by them, then others will also refrain from committing such acts.
The government had proposed amending this law in 2015 but no bill in this regard was introduced.
The Commission has taken up this matter in view of certain directions of the Supreme Court and judgments of certain High Courts.
It is being said that the Commission is also working on a report related to the criminal defamation law and may recommend no changes in it.