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Delhi govt hints at fast track courts for rape victims

Monday, 17 December 2012
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New Delhi, December 17:

In the wake of the rape incident involving a 23-year-old girl, Delhi government today indicated that it might set up fast track courts to ensure speedy justice to victims of such crimes.

The Delhi Cabinet is expected to take up a proposal in this regard very soon, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's
Parliamentary Secretary Mukesh Sharma said.

He said Dikshit called Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar more than once to seek details about the probe and asked him to take immediate steps to arrest the perpetrators.

The Chief Minister also wanted Kumar to make visible stepsthat would make women in the capital feel safer after this "horrific" incident, Sharma said.

She also told the Police Commissioner that stringent measures should be taken to ensure the safety of women in the
capital.

Meanwhile, Delhi Minister Kiran Walia visited the rape victim at Safdarjung Hospital and asked doctors to take all
possible treatment for the victim.

Walia visited the hospital on the instructions of Dikshit, Sharma said.

-------------------------------PTI

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