Raj police to submit charge-sheet in rape case within a week
Rajasthan's Barmer police would be
setting an example by submitting the charge-sheet in a gang
rape case within a week's time.
The police have also invoked 'Protection of children
from sexual offences act', implemented in November 2012, as
the victim is a minor.
The 13-year old girl was gang-raped by three men in
Rawatsar area when she was returning home with her aunt on the
night of December 27.
"We have prepared the charge-sheet and would submit it
on January 3 in a lower court. The government has also
announced fast track court for rape cases and when the courts
are notified, the case would be transferred," SP Barmer Rahul
Barhat told PTI today.
"Acting swiftly, we nabbed two accused Manohar and
Narendra within a few hours of the incident while the third
identified as Shera Ram was arrested after some time," he
"It is the first case here when the charge sheet in
rape case case will be submitted in such a short time," the
Deputy SP Najim Ali, Investigating officer, said that
they have included appropriate section of 'Protection of
children from sexual offences act which has the provision of
rigorous imprisonment for life for the accused.
"We have prepared a strong charge-sheet and believe
that this will set an example," Ali said.
The accused are in police custody at present.