The recent Delhi gang rape case has prompted the Maharashtra government to recommend capital punishment for accused in such cases.
Home minister RR Patil announced this in the assembly on Friday, the last day of the winter session of the state legislature. Replying to a question raised by BJP member Goverdhan Sharma, Patil said that the state has also recommended stringent laws for acid attacks and molestation.
“We have written to the Centre about this,” said Patil.
The minister added that the government is making a comprehensive policy for victims’ rights that include rehabilitation, compensation and legal aid.
“If such cases are pending for more than six months in a particular court, they will be transferred to the first-track courts for speedy trials,” said Patil.
Before filing the charge sheet, a senior police official will scrutinise everything so that the victim gets justice.