218 fast track courts to be set up in UP for rape cases and POCSO Act

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33 proposals passed in cabinet meeting, 1600 crore will be spent on link expressway up to Ballia

Lucknow, December 09: In order to punish the culprits early involved in crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi government has decided to set up 218 fast track courts in the entire state for quick disposal of cases related to crime against women and children. It will have 144 fast-track courts to deal with rape cases and 74 for the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offenses(POCSO) Act. Yogi cabinet has given its nod on these two proposals.

Apart from this, 33 proposals were passed in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. In this, the Ballia Link-Expressway was also approved. This expressway will be connected to Purvanchal expressway and will also touch the borders of Bihar. This link expressway will be 45 km long. It will cost Rs 1 crore on detailed project report( DPR). However, 1600 crore rupees will be spent on the construction of the Link Expressway.

After the cabinet meeting, Power Minister Shrikant Sharma and Law Minister Brajesh Pathak gave information about the decisions taken in the meeting in a joint press conference.

Shrikant Sharma said that the government cannot tolerate crime and corruption at all. The government is determined to curb crimes. In Unnao incident, every arrangement was made to provide quick treatment to the victim, but her life could not be saved. After the incident, the Chief Minister took cognizance himself and kept taking information from moment to moment. The culprits were also arrested immediately. Earlier, strict action was taken against those officers or policemen who were found negligent in this case.

Sharma further said that further such arrangements will be made that women get justice soon and the culprits should be punished severely. For this, the government has decided to set up 218 fast track courts in the state. This will soon eliminate crimes related to women and children. Police has also been ordered to be specially vigilant for the safety of women throughout the state.