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Fast track courts for crimes against women in UP

Fast track courts for crimes against women in UP

Lucknow: All 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh will soon have fast track courts for crimes against women, an official said on Saturday.

A decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet meeting on Friday. The state government has also earmarked a sum of Rs.15.15 crore every year to run these fast track courts. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had few weeks back written to the chief justice of India seeking his approval for setting up such courts.

Sources said the CJI approved the move last week after which the matter was put before the state cabinet for ratification. "The chief minister is concerned about crimes against women and has been advocating swift justice for perpetrators of all such crimes," an offiial said.

The official aslso informed that while 75 fast courts will be established one each in every district, the five temporary fast track courts functioning for the last three months would also be made permanent.

Thousands of cases, including sexual assault on women and other serious crimes, keep pending for very long time and it was the endevour of the state government to create a mechanism wherein quick justice in such cases could be delivered, the offcial added.

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