new Delhi : On the incidents of increasing rape with children across the country, the Supreme Court has ordered that in the districts where more than 100 cases of child sexual abuse are lodged, special courts will be set up in the Poxo law. The court has ordered that these courts start working in 60 days. The court said that the central government will fund the constitution of Special Courts constituted under POSCO.
In fact, on July 12, the Supreme Court took cognizance of the matter and had appointed senior lawyer V. Giri as the judge. The court has sought suggestions from the Giri for passing necessary directions. Let us tell you that till January 30, a total of 24,212 cases of rape were reported to children in the country, in which FIR was lodged. The court has decided to set up guidelines to tackle structural issues and to take other measures to deal with such cases.
Earlier, in the Supreme Court had said that incidents of incidents of rape and child abuse in various newspapers and online publications have troubled them and worried them. After this, the court has issued statistics of cases of misbehavior against children from all the states and high courts. The court informed the collected data which is shocking The court had appointed senior advocate V. Giri as the judge and said that he should give suggestions on issuing guidelines such as video recording of action, mobilization of infrastructure to the states, and dealing with such cases. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was present in the court, also expressed concern over the matter saying that the government is also sensitive to these matters and they will fully cooperate with the court in the matter.
The Supreme Court Registry has collected data from all the states, which shows that between January 1 to June 30, a total of 24,212 FIRs were registered against the children across the country. Of this, 11,981 are under investigation, while 12,231 cases have been filed by the police, but the trial of these cases is only going on in 6449 cases. In the 4871 cases, trial has not started yet. The trial court has so far ruled in 911 cases, which is only 4% of the total number. Figures show that the highest number of 3457 incidents took place in Uttar Pradesh, out of which 1779 are under investigation, Madhya Pradesh is second. The court said that in these special courts, only cases filed under POSCO will be heard. The Court has asked the solicitor general to report in four weeks. Court will hear again on September 26