The three-member committee was formed in the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus in the national capital on Dec 16, 2012. The Verma committee received around 80,000 suggestions from across India.
The panel was headed by former Chief Justice of India JS Verma. The other members of the committee were Justice (Retd) Leila Seth, former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court and former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramaniam. The three-member Justice Verma panel was set up to suggest tougher laws for crimes against women.