Rape trial should be fast, just: CJI Altamas Kabir

Delhi gangrape

Inaugurating a fast track court here to try cases of sexual offence against women, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Wednesday advocated speedy trial in the case relating to the gangrape of the 23-year-old in a moving bus in the capital.

"It's good to know that after the tragic incident, people have started raising their voice on crime against women," he said. "Blame game will not serve anything. We have to go to the root of the problem. This case, which is in the public eye, should be decided as early as possible," he said.

"People's reaction has been 'do not send the accused to trial, hand them to us, we will deal with them... hang them'. But let us not get carried away. Let us deal with the matter in a manner in which we are able to do justice as early as possible. Let us show that the judiciary is behind the common man," he said.

Stressing the need for a fast track court particularly for trying sexual offences against women, the CJI said four other fast track courts would be made operational in different parts of Delhi to show "we mean business in tackling matters of such nature".

Delhi High Court Chief Justice D Murugesan said judicial officers have been identified for the fast track courts.

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