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    Rape, POCSO case probes should be completed in 2 months: Ravi Shankar Prasad to write to CMs, CJs

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    "I am going to write letters to all the chief ministers urging them to complete the investigation within two months in rape and POCSO cases," Prasad told reporters. Incidents of rape and crimes against women are unfortunate and highly condemnable, Prasad said. "I will also write to the chief justices of all the high courts," he further added.

    PTI
    PATNA: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said he would write to chief ministers and high court chief justices of all the states to complete investigation into cases of rape and those registered under the POCSO Act in two months.

    Trial of such cases should also be completed within six months, the Union law and justice minister said.

    "I am going to write letters to all the chief ministers urging them to complete the investigation within two months in rape and POCSO cases," Prasad told reporters.

    Incidents of rape and crimes against women are unfortunate and highly condemnable, Prasad said.

    "I will also write to the chief justices of all the high courts to dispose of expeditiously all cases relating to rape and POCSO pending in the Fast Track Courts," he said.

    Prasad's comment came in the backdrop of nation-wide outrage over the alleged rape and murder cases at Hyderabad and Unnao.
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    12 Comments on this Story

    Krishna Kumar452 days ago
    TWO MONTHS FOR ENQUIRY , IN RAPE CASE IS VERY LONG . GOVT MUST AIM TO COMPLETE CASE IN COURT IN TWO MONTHS. IF A CASE TAKES LONGER TO FINALISE IN COURTS, THIS AFFECTS THE VICTIM VERY ADVERSELY, BOTH PHYSICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY.
    sharmila mehendale452 days ago
    Mr. Law Minister...don't just send instructions, back it up with delivery. Please release a document on how the law and home ministry plans to tackle this menace and especially how the short staffed and non motivated police will deliver it.
    Girija Easwar452 days ago
    Saying is "No innocent should be punished," but whats happening ? Culprits got scott free, innocents got punished like the Unnav girl.
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