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Punjab moots 7 fast-track courts for heinous crimes

IANS  Chandigarh, December 23, 2012
First Published: 18:54 IST(23/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:22 IST(24/12/2012)

The SAD-BJP government will request the Punjab and Haryana high court for setting up seven fast-track courts in Punjab for speedy trial of heinous crimes including rape, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here Sunday.

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"The Punjab government is requesting the chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court for setting up of at least seven fast-track courts in different locations in the state for expeditious trial of all heinous crimes, including rape cases, as delay in justice to the victims forfeits the basic purpose of criminal administration system," said deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Speaking to mediapersons after a function in Ajnala town in Amritsar district, 275 km from here, Badal said the state government was conveying to the high court that it was ready to provide total infrastructural support for setting up these fast-track courts and bear all expenses for additional staff required for these courts.

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