Delhi government orders to end forensic probe within a month in cases of crime against women

16 Apr , 2018 , 08:55 PM
Delhi govt orders completion of probe into crime against women (Source: PTI)
Delhi govt orders completion of probe into crime against women (Source: PTI)

Following the increasing incidents of crime against women, the Delhi government on Monday ordered the forensic examinations in such cases should be completed within a month’s time.

The orders come at a time when the whole country is protesting and raging in the fire of the Unnao and Kathua gang rape cases.

Satyendra Jain, Delhi Home Minister had ordered Manoj Parida, Principal Secretary (Home) to ensure that cases of crime against women should be given top priority so that the prosecution is completed as early as possible.

“Keeping in view the ever-increasing incidents of crimes against women/girl/Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) offences, all such cases referred for forensic examination need to be attended urgently for earliest completion of prosecution. Accordingly, please ensure that such cases are given top priority and forensic examination is completed within a month,” Jain said in his order.

The government was currently discovering the number of cases left pending where forensic examination had to be completed yet, said an official.

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Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the AAP government will amend the law to ensure that the rapists of minor girls get a death penalty.

Kejriwal, while vowing to amend the law during the next assembly session, said that he will also set up fast-track courts so that the trail in cases pertaining to crime against women is completed within a span of six months.

The official also stated that the Home Department had started working on a bill to propose the amendment of the IPC and the CrPC.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief had also asked the citizens to support DCW chief Swati Maliwal in her indefinite strike at Rajghat, who is observing the strike to demand stringent laws and a death penalty for rapists.

First Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 08:47 PM
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