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Rape chargesheet filed in just a week

Vishal Joshi, Hindustan Times  Karnal, December 24, 2012
First Published: 22:11 IST(24/12/2012) | Last Updated: 23:55 IST(24/12/2012)

When the entire nation is boiling for a swift action in rape cases, the Karnal police have set an example by completing the entire investigation in a similar and filing a chargesheet in a local time in a record time of one-week.

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It is stated as the Haryana's fastest wrapping up of rape case police investigation.

On December 14, a 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a youth while three others were named as conspirators in the ghastly crime.

Following a complaint on December 15, the police registered a case on the same day.

The main accused Rajat allegedly abducted the victim to a nearby house of his friend Rohit and raped her.

While Rajat abused the girl, his three friends Rohit, Jitender and Rohit took guard outside the house.

The accused, age between 18-20 years, and victim were from Byana village and crime took place at their place.

Victim knew all accused and had specifically named them in the court.

Subsequently three accused were arrested on the same day while the fourth was nabbed next day.

The superintendent of police Shashank Anand told Hindustan Times on Monday that a team under the deputy superintendent of police, Indri, was constituted to complete the investigation at a pace.

On December 22, a detailed chargesheet against the four accused was filed in the court of Gagandeep Mittal.

In case of crime against minor, the Indian constitution binds the police to file a chargesheet within 30 days of registration of first information report (FIR).

"Taking the sensitivity of the allegations, we decided to put an extra effort in expediting investigations and its completion in the timebound manner. Infact I have requested the Sessions judge to take the case on the priority basis and ensure day-to-day hearing for a speedy disposal of the case," he said.

Anand said that early filing of a chargesheet would limit the scope of any pressure of accused on the complainant and her family.

"It is seen that complainant turns hostile in the court and the entire exercise goes waste but a timely wrapping up of a case would eliminate the factor to great extent in other cases too," said the SP.


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