In view of the outrage across the country over the Delhi rape incident, the state government has decided to strengthen its newly constituted crime against women cell by appointing more staff.
This is to ensure that the detection and evidence collection in rape and other cases of violence against women are fast and accurate, that the challan is presented at earliest in the court and maximum conviction is secured, home minister Umashankar Gupta said.
Gupta said the state government was quite sensitive about the issue and for this reason the special cell was set up under an additional director general level officer. Also, inspector general level officers have been posted to head the cells in four police range of Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior.
“We have also linked the district prosecution officers to these cells to ensure that charge sheets are filed and prosecution ensured in a way that maximum accused could be convicted,” home minister Umashankar Gupta said.
The crime against women cell conducts day to day monitoring of all the complaints and cases of violence against women at district level. Right from ensuring that FIR was lodged fast and accused was arrested, the cell monitors the case till disposal.
FAST TRACK COURT:
The home minister said the government was intent on setting up fast track courts for disposal of cases of crime against women, but till the time that they came up, efforts were on to ensure speedy disposal on cases in the normal courts.