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Delhi gangrape case committed to fast-track court, hearing to begin on January 21

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Jan 17, 2013 at 07:00pm IST

New Delhi: Just a month after the brutal gangrape of the 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus in the national capital, a Metropolitan Magistrate court in Delhi on Thursday committed the case to a fast-track court. The hearing in the case will begin on January 21.

This comes even as the prime accused in the case, Ram Singh, has decided to move the Supreme Court to transfer the case away from Delhi to any other state except for Uttar Pradesh. Ram Singh, who is the driver of the bus in which the gangrape took place, expressed apprehension about getting justice in Delhi.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Juvenile Justice Board reserved its order on the age of the minor accused in the case till January 28. On Tuesday, two school principals, former and current, of the minor accused appeared before the court. Their statements were recorded and the court reserved its order till January 28.

The accused's principal was earlier summoned by the board to help determine the exact age of the accused who claims to be 17 years old. The board, however, was not satisfied by the documents presented and had asked the principal to furnish more authentic documents. If the magistrate is not satisfied with the final documents that were presented today, they can order a bone ossification test.

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