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'Invest money in judiciary for speedy justice'

delhi Updated: Jan 09, 2013 23:40 IST
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The State should invest more money into the judicial system for citizens to avail speedy justice, chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Justice KG Balakrishnan said on Tuesday.

The observation comes after demand for speedy trial and harsher punishment for the culprits accused in the Decemeber 16, 2012 gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi.

"There is no serious problem with the criminal justice system but there can be no dispute about having speedy justice. But the problem is that there are not sufficient courts and there is a acute shortage of judges," the former Chief Justice of India said at a consultation on 'Violence Against Women' organised by NHRC.

"How could there be speedy justice, if there are not enough courts. State should invest more money into the judicial system as it is done in any civilised society," Balakrishnan said.