Crimes against women: Cops to file chargesheet in 3 months, says CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the state government has decided to issue directions to police to file a chargesheet within three months in cases involving crimes against women.

The state government has also decided to urge the chief justice of the high court to set up a fast track court in Goa for speedy disposal of such crimes.

Speaking to media persons Parrikar said,"I will request the chief justice of the high court to refer all the cases pertaining to crimes against women to fast track courts."

The chief minister also said that what is needed is a special judicial mechanism for taking cases related to crime against women. "This preliminary direction will be issued next week," said Parrikar referring to the chargesheeting of cases.

"Fast track court for crime against women is required and we will request chief justice of high court to work on it," said Parrikar.

In 2012, Goa registered 50 rape cases, majority of which are involving minors. In most of these cases, the accused persons were known to the victim.

Reacting to the demands of NGO's that there is urgent need to strengthen the lone women and children police station, Parrikar said that he will consider to set up more women and children police station as per requirement.

Referring to the death of the 23-year-old gangrape victim, Parrikar said he salutes the girl for courage and "we should learn from her sacrifice."

"I think we should be more sensitive about the issue and we have to discuss and decided about the punishment in this type of cases," he added. [TOI]