Law Minister writes to High Courts:
Trial in rape and POCSO cases to be
concluded within 6 months
Thursday,12 December 2019 11:26 AM IST
New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote to the Chief Justices of all the country's high courts to complete trials in all rape cases, including those registered under the POCSO Act, within six months. He also ordered all states ' chief ministers to complete the investigation in two months into such incidents. He also told that there will be as many as 1,023 fast-track courts across the country to conduct the trials quickly and efficiently. The decision comes after two brutal incidents of rape and murder in Hyderabad and Unnao that triggered widespread protests in India about women's safety.