Cases Of Sexual Crimes Against Children Should Be Disposed In 2 Months: Minister

Trial of such cases should also be completed within six months, the Union law and justice minister said.

Cases Of Sexual Crimes Against Children Should Be Disposed In 2 Months: Minister

Ravi Shankar Prasad said he would write to chief justices of high courts (File)

New Delhi:

Urging for quick disposal of rape cases, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said he would write to all chief ministers and chief justices of the high courts to complete investigation in cases of rape and those registered under the POCSO Act in two months.

Trial of such cases should also be completed within six months, the Union law and justice minister said.

Noting that incidents of rape and crimes against women are "unfortunate and highly condemnable", Mr Prasad asserted that perpetrators of such "heinous" crimes will be punished expeditiously through the judicial process.

"I am going to write letters to all the chief ministers urging them to complete the investigation within two months in rape and POCSO cases," Mr Prasad said.

The union minister was speaking at the sidelines of a function of the communications department here.

"I will also write to the chief justices of all the high courts to dispose of expeditiously all cases relating to rape and POCSO pending in the Fast Track Courts," he said.

Mr Prasad, who also holds Communications and Electronics and Information Technology portfolios, said that he has also requested the Chief Justice of India to ensure that there is a mechanism for speedy disposal of such cases.

Mr Prasad's comment came in the backdrop of nation-wide outrage over the alleged rape and murder cases at Hyderabad and Unnao.

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