Fast-track trails should be ensured for heinous crimes: TCW
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 18:13
Agartala: The Tripura Commission for Women today demanded fast-track trials in the state to deal with heinous crimes like gangrape.

"Fast track trials should be done for heinous crimes like gangrape. It takes considerable time to begin trial into women related cases like rape, molestation or domestic violence and the lengthy process often mars the prospect of conviction," Dr Tapati Chakraborty, chairperson of the commission said here.

The commission has already urged DGP Pranay Sahay to order fast-track trial in the gangrape of a minor girl at the SDM's office, Ambassa in Dhalai district, early this month.

"We are waiting for the response from the DGP," she said.

In the letter, addressed to the DGP, the chairperson also requested to begin the trial keeping all the guilty persons behind the bars so that they could not influence the investigation process.

She also lamented over the tardy pace of investigation into such cases.

"The time consuming factor provides an opportunity to accused persons to use money or power to turn around the case," she pointed out.

On the spiralling number of cases related to crime against women in Tripura, Dr Chakraborty said that the overall social degradation is the main cause of concern.

She also blamed private TV channels for promoting obscenity in programmes.

"It misguides the younger generation. Healthy conscious can play a pivotal role to address the menace," she added.


First Published: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 18:13

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