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Speedy justice for women

The cabinet on Thursday gave a nod to constitute fast-track courts for speedy disposal of cases pertaining to atrocities against women, the elderly and deprived sections.

“The cabinet approved the proposal to create 68 fast-track courts in 34 districts,” cabinet department principal secretary Brajesh Mehrotra said.

Arwal, Sheikhpura, Kishanganj and Sheohar would not have the courts owing to less number of cases.

The cabinet also gave a nod to creating two judgeships at Lakhisarai and Supaul, he said, adding that it created nine posts of judicial officers, including one each of district and sessions judge and principal judge of family court in Lakhisarai.

It also sanctioned 10 posts of judicial officers, including one each of district and sessions judge and principal judge of family court in Supaul. It approved the department’s proposal to create one post each of additional district and sessions judge to set up an exclusive special court in Patna, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Begusarai and Bhagalpur.

The special court would be set up for speedy disposal of cases lodged under Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, he said, adding that the cabinet also created 30 different posts of grades III and IV for setting up additional district and sessions court in this regard.

It also decided to create two posts of additional district and sessions judge for setting up additional district and sessions court at Jhanjharpur.

The cabinet also gave nod to the home department’s proposal to extend the term of judicial commission making inquiry into police firing at Madhubani on October 12, 2012.


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