Union Law Minister urges state govts and high courts to set up more fast-track courts

Srinagar:  Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that Centre had urged all the state governments and high courts to set-up more fast-track courts in the country for delivering fast justice in the heinous crimes.

The minister said this amid the grisly murder of 26 year old Shraddha Walkar, by her live-in partner Aftab Amin Poonawalla in the national capital.

“We made provisions for the special courts for the trial of heinous crimes be it murder, rape or any atrocities against women. We made a roadmap for fast track courts and fast-track special courts under the POCSO Act,” Rijiju told reporters in Anantnag.

He said they brought the Criminal Amendment Bill in 2018 in the Parliament.

“I introduced the bill myself…. It was the idea of (Prime Minister Narenara) Modi ji and we introduced the bill and law was made. In view of the bill, we have also urged all the state governments and High Courts to set up fast-track courts for delivering fast justice to the affected,” the Union Minister said, adding that Kashmir and other states have done well in establishing fast track courts.

The Law minister said whenever a crime happens, whoever be the perpetrator, the law should deal with them strictly.

“For this, there are courts in our country. Strengthening of the judiciary is the job of the government and all courts from Tehsil level to Supreme Court are united on this,” the Union Minister said. “We believe that the judicial system of our country should become very strong. If the judiciary is strong, everybody will get justice.”