MP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan meant it when he said quick hearing and death penalty to child rapists

Madhya Pradesh was the first Indian state to bring the provision of death penalty for rapists of children below 12-years of age. Though the government of India approved an ordinance to bring the death penalty in POCSO Act in April, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh had brought the law back in January.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan had been steadfast in his commitment to ensuring speedy investigations and trial in rape cases against children. Keeping his promise, the state of Madhya Pradesh has seen the state machinery being fast and vicious in its response towards rape crimes against children.

After the law was enforced there have been several instances where a rapist has been caught, charged and convicted in a very short span of time. In India where court cases often take years, even decades to come to conclusion, the speedy trials and convictions in case of rapists of children have been a remarkable exception.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Earlier in July, a man named Bhaggi alias Bhagirath Patel was caught, charged and convicted by a court in Sagar within 46 days of committing the crime. He was awarded the death penalty. He was arrested on May 22 on charges of raping a 9-year-old girl in a temple. The MP police had filed a charge sheet after a mere 72 hours of Biaggi’s arrest.

On July 28, a court in Katni had awarded the death penalty to the convict of rape of a 5-year-old child within 5 days of the commencement of hearings. Convict Raj Kumar was an auto driver who had raped the child and had left her in a critical condition.

In another such incident, in the much talked about case of gangrape of an 8-year-old girl in Mandsaur, the incident had occurred on June 30 and the police had filed a 500-page charge sheet on July 12. on August 21, in less than two months, both the convicts Asif and Irfan were awarded the death penalty.

Recently in Satna, a court in Nagud has awarded the death penalty to convict Mahendra Gaud within 51 days of charge sheet filing.

In a country where stories of lengthy court trials and delayed justice are fairly common, Madhya Pradesh is creating a powerful example for other governments to follow.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Congress friendly journalist wishes death upon BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Bagga

During the run-up to Gujarat assembly elections last year, Trivedi was caught spreading morphed images with Amit Shah's fake quotes on Patidars

BJP has lost the digital and social media edge, but it is not too late to recover

Talented supporters are BJP's key asset. If things start moving now BJP will be able to recover the edge lost by 'IT cell'. The time to act is now.
Modi government vindicated, SC says Rafale Deal clean

SC verdict on Rafale deal: Read scathing comments made by Court while dismissing petitions for inquiry

Supreme Court dismissed petitions for an enquiry into Rafale deal pricing, offset partner selection and procurement procedure. Read scathing observations

For all his angst against Adani, Rahul Gandhi chose Kamal Nath who rallied behind Adani for power plant in Chhindwara

Kamal Nath is believed to be close to Gautam Adani, whom Rahul Gandhi has frequently accused of being a 'crony capitalist'

‘Will not develop areas which did not vote for me’: Rajasthan Congress MLA shortly after winning

Rajender Singh Bidhuri fought and won a close battle against BJP MLA Suresh Dhakad with a margin of 1661 votes.

Pro-Congress troll resumes fake news website, makes outlandish claims on Rafale targeting Modi

Abhishek Mishra has been associated with the website which spreads fake news and Islamist propaganda

Arun Jaitley rejects JPC demand on Rafale, says “deaf will never receive an answer, they can’t hear it”

Arun Jaitley called for an apology from Rahul Gandhi for his lies on Rafale deal

Double whammy for Congress in court: After Rafale verdict, Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as CBI special director upheld by SC

The Supreme Court's verdict is being seen as the second major embarrassment for both the Congress party and Prashant Bhushan, as the Supreme Court had earlier rejected a plea on the issue of a probe concerning the Rafale deal.

Mumbai Police teaches a lesson in humility to ‘special’ Sonam Kapoor

Actor Dulquer Salman clarified that he and Sonam were sitting inside a car that was rigged to a truck and hence were not breaking traffic rules.

Concerns for Congress to conspiracy theories: The liberal meltdown after Rafale verdict

The SC today dismissed all the petitions over the Rafale deal.

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,666FansLike
97,940FollowersFollow
6,114SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these