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Nov 04, 2011 at 10:52pm IST

Mumbai murders case to be fast tracked: Patil

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Friday took special note of the killing of Mumbai bravehearts Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes and promised a fast track trial.

Prompted by the outrage sparked by the brutal killing of Keenan and Reuben, state Home Minister R R Patil assured that the case would be tried in a fast track court.

"The trial will be conducted in a fast track court. The family will get whichever lawyer they ask for," said Patil.

In further relief to the family and friends of the victims, a metropolitan court remanded the four main accused to judicial custody till November 18.

The family hopes that the accused will not be shown any mercy.

"It is very disturbing that these people get bail after such crimes," said Keenan’s father Valerian Santos.

As Mumbai mourns the loss of the two young lives tragically cut short, the hope certainly is that the overwhelming support translates into a strong resolve that there will be zero tolerance for harassment.