Parliament has passed the Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2016 to extend the ambit of law dealing with this anti-hijacking crime. This Bill was first passed in the Rajya Sabha and later in the Lok Sabha in May 2016. As per Article 111 of Indian Constitution, the Bill will go for Presidential approval.
The Bill defines hijacking as seizing control of an aircraft in service, unlawfully and intentionally, by coercion, technological means or by exercising force or any other form of intimidation. The Bill provides for the death penalty for hijackers even if ground airport personnel and handling staff are killed during such acts.
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1. Parliament has passed the _______ to widen the ambit of law dealing with this anti-hijacking crime.