The order said there should not be any delay in filing a criminal case against the accused in 'honour-killing' matter and probe in such matters should be completed in the pre-decided time-limit.
The petitioner sought SIT probe into 36 deaths of ‘honour killings’ that took place in the State in the last two years.
A division bench of the Madras High Court has reserved its orders on the suo-motu taken up case relating to honour killings, which is rampant in the State.
Explain steps to implement SC order on preventing honour killings: Madras High Court to Tamil Nadu government
The court was acting on its own, based on various media reports of honour killings in Tamil Nadu.
A division bench of Telangana High Court on Monday issued notices to the State government and the police for filing counter affidavits in a PIL seeking to constitute a special investigation team (SIT)
Sarun Kumar, a member of the team, said there has been a rise in the number of such incidents in the state.
The senior-most women police personnel present at the police station will be appointed nodal officers for this purpose.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir presented the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data related to honour killings for the year 2014, 2015 and 2016.