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Crime against women: Delhi govt orders completion of forensic probe within a month

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government today ordered the completion of forensic examinations in cases of against women within a month, keeping in view "the ever-increasing incidents" of such crimes.

In his order to (Home) Manoj Parida, Home Minister has asked him to ensure that such cases were given top priority for the earliest completion of prosecution.

The government's move comes at a time when there is a public outcry over Kathua and Unnao rape cases in the country.

"Keeping in view the ever-increasing incidents of crimes against women/girl/Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) offences, all such cases referred for forensic examination need to be attended urgently for earliest completion of prosecution.

"Accordingly, please ensure that such cases are given top priority and forensic examination is completed within a month," Jain said in the order.

An said that the government was currently ascertaining the number of pending cases where forensic examination was yet to be completed.

Yesterday, announced that the would amend the law to secure penalty for the rapists of minor girls.

While vowing to take the legislative measure during the next assembly session, Kejriwal had also said he would also set up fast-track courts to complete the trial of the cases of against women in six months.

The said that the home department of the government had started working on preparing a proposed Bill to amend the IPC and the CrPC.

The had also urged citizens to take a day off and support the in her indefinite hunger strike at Rajghat, demanding stringent laws and the penalty for rapists.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:15 IST