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`Nothing wrong in Kamal Nath`s plea for fast track courts`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 20:23

New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for tougher laws to check crimes against women, Congress on Tuesday found nothing wrong in Union Minister Kamal Nath`s plea for fast track courts to try politicians charged with heinous crimes.

Party spokesman PC Chacko told reporters that there should be fast track courts in every state and district to try heinous crimes like rape and there was no need for making any special provision for politicians.

He said if a politician was involved in any heinous crime, he too should be tried through these fast track courts.

Nath, who is Parliamentary Affairs Minister and senior Congress leader, had yesterday pitched for fast track courts to try cases of heinous crimes against politicians like rape and murder so that a judicial verdict is possible in six months.

He even wanted amendments in laws to facilitate such a provision.

Nath had sought unanimity on the move as it would help give time-bound punishment to those guilty and clear the air for those who are innocent.

The fast track courts should cover all MPs and MLAs and former MPs and MLAs as also corporators in the Municipal Corporations, he had said.

Government has also made it clear that the amendments to the anti-rape laws will "take precedence over everything else" during the next session of Parliament.


First Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 20:14
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