Fast Track

  • China to fasttrack prosecution of terrorists, extremists September 12, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese prosecutors have been asked to fasttrack cases involving terrorists, religious extremists and manufacturers of firearms and explosives, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said. Counterterrorism will be a priority of prosecutors as part of tough measures against the "three evil forces" terrorism, separatism and extremism. Human trafficking cases will...
  • Home Ministry asks states to fasttrack cases against MPs, MLAs September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has asked all state governments to speed up cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification, directing them to seek daytoday trial in courts, appoint special public prosecutors and ensure regular monitoring. The direction came in the wake of Supreme Court setting a deadline...
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • UP government steps in for damage control after outrage over Badaun rape May 31, 2014

    After massive public outrage, the Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a CBI probe into the gangrape and murder of two teenaged girls in the Badaun. In a fallout of the deteriorating law & order situation, the UP government replaced the state's Chief Secretary as well as the Bareilly Commissioner. Meanwhile...
  • Akhilesh tells police to immediately arrest all Badaun rape accused May 30, 2014

    Terming the gangrape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun as "unfortunate", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday ordered the police to arrest all the accused immediately and said a fasttrack court should be constituted to ensure that they were duly punished. The CM also sanctioned financial assistance...
  • Badaun gangrape: Home Minister intervenes, Akhilesh orders fast track trial May 30, 2014

    Badaun: A day after two minor girls were gangraped and hanged from a tree in UP's Badaun, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday ordered fast track trial in the case. This comes after Home Minister Rajanth Singh spoke to the UP government over the gruesome incident. The UP government had sent...
  • 1984 riots: SAD protests outside Parliament, demands fast track trial February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiromani AkaiI Dal MPs on Wednesday held demonstrations outside Parliament in protest of the latest revelations in Operation Bluestar about Britan's advisory role in the massacre. Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal led the protests outside Parliament. She criticised the Congress saying,"It's treason on part of Congress...
  • Tejpal case to be fast tracked, says Manohar Parrikar December 5, 2013

    Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting a journalist woman colleague, will be tried in a fast track court by a female judge, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday. Responding to a question at Aaj Tak Agenda, he said, "Tejpal will be tried in a fast track court....
  • 3 out of 8 persons convicted for rape of tribal minor girls get life term October 31, 2013

    A fast track court on Wednesday convicted eight accused in connection with the infamous rape of minor tribal girls of a staterun residential school in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district and sentenced three of them, including a woman, to life imprisonment. The court of district and sessions judge Mahadev Katulkar found all the...
  • Delhi gangrape: HC to hear arguments on death penalty September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday will hear the arguments on death penalty in the Delhi gangrape and murder case. The four convicts was awarded death sentence by the fast track court. The defence will seek a repeal of the trial court's death sentence. The High Court on Monday issued...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Court to hear arguments on framing of charges today September 23, 2013

    Mumbai: A Mumbai fasttrack court on Monday will hear arguments on the framing of charges against the five accused in the Shakti Mills gangrape case. A 22yearold photojounalist was accompanied by a male colleague who was gagged and bound while she was raped. The Mumbai Police had submitted a 600page...
  • Justice is very slow in Maharashtra fast-track courts September 16, 2013

    Mumbai: While the Maharashtra government has announced a fast-track trial for the Mumbai gangrape case, a Right to Information petition filed by CNN-IBN has revealed a dismal track record of Maharashtra's fast track courts when it comes to crimes against women. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the case of the...
  • Death verdict not under political pressure: Delhi gangrape victim's father September 14, 2013

    The father of the Delhi gangrape victim has taken a strong exception to the defence counsel's contention that death penalty was awarded to the four convicts under political pressure and termed the statement as an insult to the judiciary. "The defence counsel is terming the death penalty awarded to those responsible...
  • Delhi gangrape verdict: Justice done to braveheart, says Kiran Bedi September 13, 2013

    On Delhi gangrape and murder verdict, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said justice has been done to the braveheart. All the four convicts have been sentenced to death by Saket fast track trial court. A 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally gangraped by six men inside a private bus on December...
  • Delhi gangrape sentencing: As it happened September 13, 2013

    Delhi Court has sentenced all four convicts to death in the infamous 16th December Delhi gangrape-murder case. Ahead of the sentencing, police have cordoned off the court complex. Barricades have been set up at all entry points and vehicular traffic stopped. Here are the sequence of events form from Delhi's Saket...
  • Nothing fast about Maharashtra's fast-track courts, shows RTI query September 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The trial in the Delhi gangrape-murder case has set an example for other cases of crimes against women. Soon after the verdict, the Maharashtra Home Minister announced that the trial in the Mumbai gangrape case will also be fast-tracked. But an RTI query filed by CNN-IBN exposes the dismal...
  • Watch: How the Delhi braveheart struggled to survive September 10, 2013

    A fast-track court in Delhi on Tuesday convicted the four men Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh for the infamous December 2012 brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a private bus in the national capital. Here is a look at the series of...
  • Debate on Delhi gangrape and murder verdict September 10, 2013

    A fast-track court in Delhi has convicted four men for Delhi gangrape and murder. The arguments on the sentencing of the four convicts will take place on Wednesday. The court has held the four men guilty of 13 offences including gangrape, unnatural offence, murder, dacoity, conspiracy, kidnapping and destruction of...
  • Karnataka govt to set up 10 fast-track courts to try crimes against women September 10, 2013

    Karnataka government would set up ten fast-track courts to exclusively try crimes against women, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said on Tuesday. He told reporters in Bangalore that an order to this effect has already been issued, adding, he would be meeting the High Court Chief Justice D...
  • Watch: Debate on Delhi gangrape verdict September 10, 2013

    A fast-track court in Delhi has convicted four men - Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh - for Delhi gangrape. The arguments on the sentencing of the four convicts will take place on Wednesday. The court has held the four men guilty of 13 offences including gangrape,...
  • Delhi gangrape verdict: IBN7 reporter recounts the courtroom scene September 10, 2013

    A fast-track court in Delhi has convicted four men - Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh - for the December 16, 2012 brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a private bus in the national capital. The arguments on the sentencing of the four...
  • Delhi gangrape: Reactions to the verdict September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A fast-track court in Delhi has convicted four men - Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh - for the December 16, 2012 brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a private bus in the national capital. The arguments on the sentencing of...
  • Justice demands death penalty for 4 convicted in Delhi gangrape: Kiran Bedi September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said that the four guilty were expected to be convicted in the Delhi gangrape case. She said the justice demands severe punishment in this case as this is a rarest of the rare case, death penalty should be given to the...
  • Dec 16 gangrape: Defence lawyer collapses before fast track court during proceedings August 30, 2013

    Proceedings in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder trial before a fast track court in New Delhi interrupted on Friday when the lawyer for two of the accused in the case collapsed in the courtroom. Advocate AP Singh, appearing for accused Vinay Kumar and Akshay Singh, swooned in the middle of defence arguments. The doctors from the...
  • Concept of fast-track courts must live up to its name: Farhan Akhtar August 29, 2013

    Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who launched the Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) campaign earlier this year, believes that the concept of fast-track courts must live up to its name, thereby granting speedy justice to victims of rape. He also believes it can result in a serious difference to rising number of...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Accused admits he harassed ragpickers in the area too August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Monday confirmed that none of the five accused arrested for raping photojournalist are minors. It has assured that it will seek maximum punishment for all the accused. All five accused were unemployed and lived in the same area. Meanwhile, one of the accused has confessed...
  • Three get double life sentence for gangraping, killing minor August 3, 2013

    A special fast track court here in Indore on Saturday awarded double lifeimprisonment to three persons for gangraping and killing a minor girl. The sentence was awarded by special fast track court judge, Savita Dube after helding them guilty under section 302 (murder), 376 (rape) of the IPC and Protection of...
  • Jay Panda condemns the Odisha gangrape July 29, 2013

    BJD MP from Odisha, Jay Panda condemned the alleged gangrape of a 14yearold girl and said that fast track courts are reliable. A minor girl was allegedly gangraped and was set on fire in Kendrapa district in Odisha....
  • MP: Six get life imprisonment in Swiss woman gangrape case July 20, 2013

    Datia: Four months after a Swiss tourist was robbed and gangraped, a fasttrack court in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to all the six convicts in the sensational case. Pronouncing the judgement, Additional District Judge Jitendra Sharma also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on each...
  • Focus on fast track employment in J&K: Omar Abdullah April 18, 2013

    Jammu: After asking his partymen to switch to election gear, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also working president of his National Conference (NC), reiterated on Wednesday his government's commitment to filling vacancies on a fasttrack basis. Addressing a public meeting in the border town of Mendhar in...