High court orders daily trial in sexual assault cases

Published: 23rd December 2012 06:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2012 06:40 PM   |  A+A-


Voicing concern over the gang-rape of a woman here, the Delhi High Court Sunday issued directions to additional sessions judges to have daily hearing in cases of sexual assault. Five fast track courts will also come up.

"The administrative committee of the Delhi High Court has resolved to direct additional sessions judges that cases of sexual assault on women will be tried on day-to-day basis from the date of commencement of the trial," the high court said.

The administrative committee headed by the chief justice has accepted a proposal of the government to establish five special fast track courts for dealing with cases of sexual assault on women and taken steps to establish such courts immediately after the winter vacation, it said.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Dec 19 had forwarded a proposal to set up five special fast track courts.

Taking suo moto cognizance of the Dec 16 gang-rape in Delhi, a division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw earlier told police to file a status report.

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