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UT gets special court for crime against women

To be presided over by additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla, Chandigarh got its first dedicated court for hearing cases of crime against women.

chandigarh Updated: Feb 24, 2014 23:51 IST
HT Correspondent

To be presided over by additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla, Chandigarh got its first dedicated court for hearing cases of crime against women.


She has been designated as special judge, and all such pending crime against women cases, including the Khuda Lahora rape case in which five UT police constables are accused, would be heard in this court.

The special court has been created with the basic target of expediting the trials, and would also be hearing cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

This act provides for setting up a special court that should in all probability be headed by a female judicial officer of the rank of additional district and sessions judge.