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Conclude rape case trials within six months: Law minister Prasad

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PATNA: Amid increasing cases of sexual violence against women, the Narendra Modi government has planned to set up 1,023 new fast track courts in the country to try such cases.

This information was given by union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who was in Patna in connection with a function on Sunday.

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“Right now 704 fast track courts are functioning in the country. The government is now planning to set up 1,023 more such courts to try cases related to sexual assaults,” Ravi Shankar Prasad told the media on Sunday.

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According to him, he is also writing to the state governments and the High Courts to ensure the investigation into the rape cases are completed within two months while trial of such case gets completed within a maximum six months.

A spare of rape cases have alarmed the society with the angry people taking to the streets to register protests over such incidents and demanding death penalty to the rapists to put a check on such incidents.

According to a latest report of the National Crime Records bureau (NCRB), as many as 32,559 incidents of rape were reported in 2017.

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