Maha Assembly passes Bill for speedy trial of cases related to women, children

Mumbai, March 24 : The much-awaited Bill to establish special courts to ensure speedy trial of offences committed against women and children under the Shakti Act was on Thursday unanimously passed in the Maharashtra Assembly. Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil tabled the Bill, entitled ‘The Maharashtra Exclusive Special Courts (for certain offences against women and children under Shakti Law), 2020’, in the House. “The Bill has been introduced with an aim to conduct trials without delay in cases of certain offences against women and children. As per the Bill, exclusive special courts can be set up or existing courts can be given that rank, depending on the situation,” he said. The Bill, among other provisions, provides for appointing special public prosecutor for conducting trials and forming special police teams to probe the offences. It was first tabled in the House on December 14, 2020 and sent to the Joint Select Committee of the state Legislature for discussion. The Shakti Criminal Laws (Maharashtra Amendment) Bill, which provides for stricter p shment, including death penalty for crimes against women, was passed unanimously by both the Houses of Legislature in December last year. AAA SS RJ

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