Digvijay Singh favours special courts to try terror cases

Last Updated: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 20:41

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijay
Singh on Monday favoured setting up of a special court to try
terror related cases, including the Batla House encounter,
where most of the accused belong to minority community.

Singh, AICC general secretary in-charge of UP, who
recently visited Azamgarh told reporters that he would be
presenting a report to the party chief Sonia Gandhi possibly
tomorrow in which the recommendation would be made.

"This should not be seen in the context of minorityism
or appeasement. Such a move would go a long way in providing
speedy justice," Singh told reporters.

The statement of Singh comes in the backdrop of his
visit to Azamgarh recently. The party had distanced itself
from the controversial remarks of Singh at a time when one
accused was in police custody and interrogation was on.

Singh said he met 25-30 families of youths who have
been arrested in such cases. He said the accused belong to
Muslim community and all are bright students.

"They have been made to run from pillar to post in
view of the cases being tried in different parts of the
country," the Congress leader said.

Asked whether such special courts could be set up, he
said the Supreme Court can take a view on it in consultation
with ministries of Law and Home.

PTI




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