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Need for Legislation on Corporate Culpability

The Fire at AMRI

Ninety-two persons died in the fire at AMRI hospital, Kolkata, on 9 December 2011. The high court scaled down charges against AMRI’s managing director from culpable homicide to death by negligence. The recent high court judgment points out that in the absence of appropriate legislation on corporate manslaughter, the Indian Penal Code is not sufficient to address corporate negligence. The law needs to be amended by raising the levels of punishment in cases of involuntary manslaughter caused by corporate negligence.



 

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Updated On : 24th Aug, 2017

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