1023 Fast Track Special Courts To Be Set Up For Speedy Disposal Of Rape & POCSO Act Cases

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New Delhi: In view of the recent incidents of rape and gang rape of minor girls below age of twelve years and similar heinous crimes against women, the central government has started a scheme for setting up of 1023 Fast Track Special courts (FTSCs) across the country.
These will be set up on the basis of pendency of subject cases obtained from various High Courts (1,66,882 numbers as on 31.03.2018) for time-bound trial and disposal of pending cases related to rape and POCSO Act.
So far, 24 states including Andhara Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, NCT of Delhi, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, UT of Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh have joined this scheme, an official release said.

 

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