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Manipur CM inaugurates two fast track courts

Manipur CM inaugurates two fast track courts
Manipur CM inaugurated two Fast Track Courts through video conferencing in Imphal on Wednesday.
Correspondent IMPHAL, AUG 5 | Publish Date: 8/5/2020 12:37:22 PM IST

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday inaugurated two Fast Track Courts (FTCs) through video conferencing from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal. The FTCs are located at Uripok and Lamphelpat in Imphal West district.

The state government has appointed two retired district and sessions judges Salam Imocha Singh and Chandam Brajachand Singh as judges of the two newly inaugurated FTCs, he added.

Addressing the occasion, the chief minister said that such FTCs have been set up to tackle cases related to crime against women in the state. 

During the last three and half years, around 951 cases of crime against women have been registered, he added. 

He mentioned that with the establishment of these FTCs, women will get faster access to justice while it also serves as a deterrent to criminals.

The chief minister maintained that there was an urgent need to dispose of all major cases of crime against women such as rape, torture etc. 

“These FTCs will dispose pending POSCO and rape cases in the state,” he hoped. 

He opined that there is a long felt need that the judiciary and executive should go hand in hand for justice and development. 

In his address, chief justice of Manipur High Court  Ramalingam Sudhakar said that the objective of such FTCs was to provide speedy and effective trials to cases related to women and children. 

He mentioned that women and children need to be protected from abuse and violence.

State deputy chief minister Y Joykumar, minister for law and legislative affairs L Jayantakumar Singh, minister for CAF&PD Karam Shyam, judges of High Court of Manipur, chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, secretary (law) Athokpam Nungsitombi, and others were present during the function.

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