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Rajasthan forms committee to monitor investigation and trial in cases registered under POSCO

The committee will closely monitor cases of sexual offenses, abuse, harassment and pornography registered under the POCSO Act. This step has been taken to bring culprits to justice quickly with speedy investigation and trial.

September 1, 2018, 4:31 pm

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan home department has constituted a state-level committee under the supervision of home secretary Rohit Kumar for monitoring cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. This committee will monitor investigations and trials in child sexual offense cases. The committee will closely monitor cases of sexual offenses, abuse, harassment and pornography registered under the POCSO Act.  This step has been taken to bring culprits to justice quickly with speedy investigation and trial. According to additional chief secretary Shailendra Kumar Agarwal of the Home Department, senior police officials and legal experts will be members of the committee. The committee will keep the record of each case related to child sexual offenses. The committee will ensure that medical and FSL reports are prepared on time so that the victims can get speedy trials. As per the Home department, more than 1200 cases were registered under the POCSO Act last year and more than 5000 cases are still pending in different courts of the state. Therefore, 55 new POCSO courts have been set up. The state government says that the committee will review police investigations once a week. Read also: Alwar: Court awards death penalty to 19-year-old for raping infant girl Man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping 10-year-old, verdict delivered in 5 days Judge writes heart-touching poem in judgement while awarding death penalty to child rapist

First published: September 1, 2018