Fast Track courts for crimes against women soon in UP

CM-Akhilesh-YadavUttar Pradesh will soon have fast track courts for crimes against women in all 75 districts of the state, for which the government has decided to allocate Rs 15.15 Crore budget every year.

The state cabinet took the decision on Friday, says an official.

A few weeks back, the CM Akhilesh Yadav had written to the Chief Justice of India RM Lodha to approve such courts to start the set up.

Reportedly, the CJI approved the request of UP government last week. Cabinet took the matter the other day for endorsement.

An official said, “The chief minister is concerned about crimes against women and has been advocating swift justice for perpetrators of all such crimes”.

It was also informed by the officials that currently running three temporary fast track courts will also be made permanent apart from 75 new establishments.

The official added, “Thousands of cases, including sexual assault on women and other serious crimes, keep pending for very long time and it was the endevour of the state government to create a mechanism where in quick justice in such cases could be delivered”.

Medaram Jathara

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