The Delhi gangrape case, which hideously ended the life of a 23-year-old female paramedical student in December, will see the filing of a chargesheet by the Delhi Police on Thursday in the metropolitan magistrate’s court in the Saket area. Subsequently, the Delhi gang rape case will be transferred to a fast-track court, which has been established to hear it on a day-to-day trial basis.
The Delhi Police, criticised by the agitators on the roads of the Indian capital for their lackadaisical attitudes regarding sexual assault, have already invoked murder charges against the six arrested men believed to have sexually assaulted the Delhi rape victim in a moving bus.
The Delhi Police intends to submit to the court a 1000-page chargesheet in relation to the Delhi gang rape case, which is being referred to by the Indian media using aliases like ‘Damini’ gang rape case, ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape case among others. The Delhi gang rape victim’s name hasn’t been divulged by the Indian media. The most important evidence with the police is a statement from the Delhi rape victim after the attack and an account from her male friend, who was also pounded by the six accused simultaneously.
Altamas Kabir, the Chief Justice of India (CJI), inaugurated a fast-track court at Saket Court Complex in Delhi on Wednesday evening. The Delhi gang rape case will be the initial case to be heard in this court.
CJI Kabir remarked that the courts should hand out severe punishments to those individuals responsible for committing gruesome crimes. There is a need to pay immense attention to crimes against womankind in India, against the older people and against the kids.
Altamas Kabir has, nonetheless, cautioned that public disgust over increasing sexual crimes in India shouldn’t overpower the due process of law. As per the CJI, a speedy trial shouldn’t come at the cost of a just trial.
Indian Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, has remarked that the public prosecutor would demand the death penalty for the six accused. There has been a growing demand in India for the execution of the six accused.