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The Union cabinet has given approval for their applicability in an effort to ensure administrative effectiveness and smooth transition, removing any ambiguity, in line with the Constitution.
- Jammu and Kashmir had a separate provision of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) under which cases were registered by the state police
- Apart from IPC and Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), the Centre had also extended Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
- Another law that will now be applicable to J&K is the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. This was earlier applicable to other parts of the country except J&K.
- Similarly, the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 used by CBI and vigilance agencies has been made applicable to J&K. The act is applicable to all Indian citizens even outside the country.