Goa Govt to seek daily hearing in minor rape case

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 21:44

Panaji: The Goa government will move the
state bench of Bombay High Court seeking its intervention to
hold hearing on the Russian minor case by the lower court on
daily basis.

"Efforts are on to have the case being put on fast
track. Once chargesheet is filed, the justice should be
delivered quickly," state Chief Secretary Sanjiv Srivastava
told reporters this afternoon.

Nine-year-old Russian girl, who was holidaying in the
state with her mother, was allegedly raped on January 26 by
Aman Bharadwaj at Arambol beach.

The accused was arrested from Chembur in suburban
Mumbai within 72 hours. The chargesheet was filed by the state
police within a fortnight.

Representatives from police, tourism and social
welfare ministries had attended a high-level meeting held by
Home Minister Ravi Naik today.

"The meet took stock of the investigations of two rape
cases against the Russian women in the state reported in last
few months," Srivastava said.

"It was resolved that not just Russian minor rape case
but all the cases related to child sexual abuse should be put
on fast track," the Chief Secretary said.

Goa Children`s court is hearing the case thrice a
week.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 21:44

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