CM stresses for speedy disposal of cases of atrocities against SC, ST

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2014 19:47 IST

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh has stressed for special courts for speedy disposal of cases atrocities against Schedule caste (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST).

He added the police should make earnest efforts to complete investigations in the cases pertaining to harassment of SC, ST people.

Presiding over meeting of State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee constituted under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 on Thursday, he directed the home department to take up the matter with the registrar general of the Himachal Pradesh high court to constitute exclusive special courts for speedy disposal of cases of atrocities against SC/STs.

The CM directed district-level committees to look into the harassment or atrocities on SC/STs.
“It is also to be looked after by the investigating agencies that the people may not use this act for scoring personal vendetta,” said the CM.

The CM asked state legal service authority to create awareness amongst the people regarding the legal aid being provided to the victims of the atrocities or to the any other person.

He directed that the meetings of the monitoring committees to look into the affairs of the SC/ST community at district-level be held as per the norms four meeting annually.

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