Sheila wants this to be the first case to be heard at special court

With the hope to have the gangrape case involving a 23-year-old paramedic student as the first one to be heard in the exclusive fast-track courts on sexual assault, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday wrote to Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Darmar Murugesan, requesting him to expedite the setting up of five such courts.

"I have written to the Chief Justice of High Court requesting him to take appropriate and urgent action to set up five special fast track courts. The Delhi government approved such courts in September and communicated the same to the HC in October, but they are yet to be made functional," Dikshit said.

Referring to Sunday incident, Dikshit suggested that bail may be denied to those accused of such crimes against women. "The government is willing to extend any support necessary in making these courts functional," Dikshit said. Government officials said the Cabinet had approved the creation of 40 posts under different categories for the purpose. Records show that at least 750 cases of sexual assault are pending in Delhi courts.

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