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Karnataka to set up Fast Track Courts for speedy trail of rape cases

Posted on Jan 17, 09:27PM | UNI

The Karnataka government has decided to set up Fast Track Courts for speedy trial of cases pertaining to assault, rape and harassment of women in the state, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said today.

Speaking at the inauguration of State Police Officers Annual Convention here, he said experts are working out to include a provision in the law so that bail could be denied to culprits involved in rape and sexual assaults against women.

"After getting the recommendations by the Police, the cabinet will discuss about bringing suitable amendments to give more power to Police to speed up investigation and prepare a foolproof cases against the accused," he added.

Mr Shettar said immediately after getting a case, FIR should be filed and after verifying the facts there should not be any delay then only justice can be given to the affected.

He said petty issues should be solved at police station-level itself to lessen the burden on Court and enables to maintain law and harmony.

The Chief Minister said when crime statistics are compared to other states, in Karnataka there is decline in crime rate and police force has become a model in the country.

Mr Shettar said Commissionerate Offices will be set up in Gulbarga and Belgaum following increase in the population.