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Police to demand transfer of case to fast track court


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: Taking strong cognizance of the seriousness of last week’s gang rape of an 18-year-old girl at Williamnagar, the State Police have decided to request for transferring of the case to a fast track court for speedy disposal.

Talking to reporters here on Friday, DGP Kulbir Krishan stated that the police understood the seriousness of the case since such a shameful and unfortunate incident has never been heard off in the State.

“The charge sheet is expected to be filed within ten days after which police would recommend that the case be tried in a fast track court,” the DGP said, while also informing that he would ask the East Garo Hills Superintendent of Police to request the Deputy Commissioner to transfer the case to a fast track court.

He stated that he has gone through the report about the gang rape and would submit it to the Government.

Expressing satisfaction over the whole investigation in the case, Krishan said, “We have built a very strong case. We have recorded the statement of the girl and also the two people who were with the victim when the incident occurred,” DGP said, adding that the accused have all confessed.

“Personally, I do not see that the accused would be able to escape. The content of the charge sheet would be almost similar to the report which I am going to submit to the Government,” the DGP said.

Krishan said informed that cases against the eight arrested juveniles would be taken up by the Juvenile Justice Board.

The Williamnagar gang rape incident occurred on December 13 when 16 persons, half of whom are juveniles, accosted the girl who was returning home after attending the Simsang Festival and gang raped her.

Police have so far arrested 15 out of the 16 accused whose age ranges from 13 to 20 years.


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