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Ensure a death penalty in cases of rape of innocent children

10 Jul 2018
Ensure a death penalty in cases of rape of innocent children

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to ensure death penalty to rapists in cases of rape of minors. For this, regular monitoring of such cases must be ensured. The Chief Ministers gave these directions at a high-level meeting held in connection with law and order system at the Mantralaya. Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh and Director General of Police Shri RK Shukla were also present at the meeting.

CM Chouhan said that in the incident of rape in Sagar district, the lower court ordered a death penalty in 42 days. Regular follow-up of such cases till the High Court and the Supreme Court should be ensured. He mentioned that he would review such cases once in every 15 days.

Cases involving small and ordinary crimes to be withdrawn

CM Chouhan issued directions during the meeting to begin a process of withdrawal of cases of petty and ordinary crimes of poor and weaker sections. In this connection, directions should be given to all Collectors and Superintendents of Police. He said that a list of such cases should be prepared in all districts by July 31.

Programme to honour martyrs on August 14

CM Chouhan directed to meet the families of martyrs of Army, Police and Para-military forces who laid down their lives for the country and honour them on coming August 14. A programme will be organized for this and tributes will be paid to them. The Chief Minister, along with Ministers, MLAs, MPs and senior officials will attend these programmes. It will be coordinated by the Home Department and the Sainik Kalyan Department.

It was told at the meeting that death penalty has been awarded in nine cases of rape in the state by the Lower Court.