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Punjab Police present challan in 6-year-old Dalit girl’s rape & murder case in court in less than 10 days, in strict compliance of CM’s orders

Punjab Tribune Bureau | October 30, 2020 06:43 PM

State govt appoints special prosecutor, seeks fast-track trial in court

 

 Chandigarh: Acting swiftly on Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s orders, the Punjab Police presented the challan in the Hoshiarpur rape-murder case of a six-year-old Dalit girl in court on Friday, after completing investigations into the horrendous incident in less than 10 days.

A special prosecutor has been appointed for expeditious proceedings in the case, in which the state government has sought a fast-track trial to ensure speedy justice for the 6-year-old victim, who was brutally assaulted by the accused.

Both the accused in the case, which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had sought to give a political colour by comparing it with the Hathras horror that is under CBI probe at present, were arrested on the night of October 21, hours after the minor girl was raped and murdered before being burnt in Tanda village. The BJP,  in a desperate bid to exploit the incident for political gains, had sought to compare it with the Hathras case, where justice still eludes the victim’s family, who continue to be harassed by the police and the state administration and had even sought shifting of the case outside UP.

Taking serious note of the Hoshiarpur incident, Captain Amarinder, who also holds the Home portfolio, had directed the Punjab Police to submit its chargesheet in court within 10 days. In strict compliance of the Chief Minister’s directive, the police today submitted their final report in special court of Neelam Arora in a record time of 9 days after completing the probe in just 8 days of the incident.

Giving details of the investigations, conducted by Madhvi Sharma, PPS, DySP CAW, Hoshiarpur, under the supervision of SSP Navjot Mahal, DGP Dinkar Gupta said utmost vigil was practiced during the course of investigation, which were carried out expeditiously without compromising on quality at any stage. Forensic teams were called in to collect evidences from the scene of the crime, while technical evidences and DNA samples were taken for forensic examination to state-of-the art laboratories. The post-mortem examination of the deceased has been conducted by a board of medical officers, he added.

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