Senior Uttar Pradesh police officials in Ghaziabad have now decided to pursue the rape cases, which have been on a rise in that region of the NCR, in the Fast Track Courts to deliver speedy justice to the rape victims.
They have written to the Ghaziabad District Judge to allow the committal of the previous cases and trial of the new cases in the courts.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Raghubir Lal has revealed that his letter to the Ghaziabad District Judge on the issue has received a positive response. "The final decision on the issue would be arrived at in some time," the SSP added.
There has been a spurt in the rape cases and other crimes against women in the NCR region. "So we have decided that rape cases should be pursued in the courts to allow speedy justice delivery to the victims," Lal said.
Senior officials also stated that the HT report, 'NCR catching up with Delhi, albeit for wrong reasons,' published on February 9, 2011 spurred them into taking immediate action.
The officials have also decided to file a chargesheet, if any, in the rape cases at a priority so that the case can proceed for speedy trials.
The rape victims are only too relieved at this latest move. "Trials in courts will come as a great relief to the victims of these rape cases, who currently have to pursue their cases over a longer duration for at the normal courts. It would be a positive step forward to provide speedy justice to rape victims," said a rape victim’s mother from the Indirapuram area.
The SSP also said that he has directed police officers in charge of the rape cases to be present during the court hearings . "This will ensure speedy delivery and also assist the law," the SSP added.