Govt to file appeals in crimes against kids


In a decision which may have political overtones, the state government will review and file appeals in rape and murder crimes committed against children and other serious criminal cases for the last four years, as per the litigation policy of the state government.
Speaking to mediapersons, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that besides appealing in serious cases, the government will also do so in minor cases, depending on the type of case and nature of crime."We will take up all cases in the last three to four years to take them to their logical conclusion," Parrikar said.
Parrikar said he was doing so also because the opposition had made such a demand recently. He declined to go into specific cases. Sources said that there are speculations of appeal in some sensational cases, where the accused, who are kin of politicians had been acquitted.
The chief minister said he would go by the litigation policy which was recently approved by the cabinet. Recently, Parrikar said the policy is in line with the directions of the Supreme Court to all states to have their own litigation policy. [TOI]