In a recent announcement, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan revealed the state government’s commitment to expedite the delivery of justice by establishing fast-track courts. Notably, the government has not only forwarded proposals to the Central government but has also initiated efforts to set up these specialised courts within the state. Gehlot made this announcement in conjunction with discussions held in coordination with the high court.
Addressing the issue of protests involving bodies, Chief Minister Gehlot deemed such demonstrations as “inappropriate.” He emphasised that such actions not only impede legal investigations but also exhibit insensitivity towards the victims involved.
Over the weekend, Gehlot conducted a comprehensive review meeting concerning the state’s law and order situation from the confines of his official residence. During this gathering, he highlighted the positive impact of a recent police initiative, which involves documenting the records of offenders at police stations. This endeavour has resulted in a noticeable reduction in crime rates and instilled a greater sense of security among women and their families.
Gehlot went on to affirm that the state has successfully ensured swift justice in cases related to severe crimes. He also commended the rapid response and apprehension of suspects by the police in recent incidents, including the Dhariyawad and the Kuchaman cases.
In an effort to enhance the overall law-and-order situation in the state, Gehlot stressed the need for robust measures against habitual offenders, individuals involved in grave crimes, and drug peddlers. To achieve this, he instructed officials to identify habitual criminals within each police station’s jurisdiction and take decisive action against them. Additionally, he called for stringent measures in border districts, including the deployment of home guards and the establishment of quick response teams to carry out additional raids.
Highlighting the importance of timely post-mortems, Gehlot emphasised that the absence of such procedures could potentially weaken crucial evidence. To address this concern, the state government has enacted legislation with the aim of ensuring that post-mortems are conducted promptly.
Gehlot further expressed his concerns regarding delayed filing of FIRs due to protests by aggrieved parties. He stressed that these demonstrations not only hinder investigations but also create additional obstacles within the judicial process, ultimately causing more hardships for the victim’s family in their pursuit of justice.
Gehlot called upon the general public to adhere to the rule of law and refrain from participating in protests incited by anti-social elements. The Chief Minister’s announcement underscores the government’s dedication to expediting the legal process and enhancing the overall law and order situation within the state of Rajasthan.