फास्ट ट्रैक कोर्ट (Fast Track Court) क्या है

Information about Fast Track Court 

In the last few years, incidents of child sexual abuse in the country have made the human society bow its head in shame. Although continuous efforts are being made by the government, despite the rules and regulations being tightened, the graph of incidents is not decreasing. Every day we hear news of child sexual abuse from some state or the other. The Supreme Court has directed to set up a fast track court to hear cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO). Under the guidelines of the Supreme Court, 1023 fast track courts will be formed across the country. What is fast track court? We are telling you about this in detail on this page.

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What is Fast Track Court ?

Fast Track Courts were started in the country in the year 2000. The purpose of starting these courts at that time was to settle the pending cases in the lower courts of the country. According to an estimate, there are more than three crore cases in which no conclusion has been reached yet. In the year 2000, 1734 such fast track courts were approved under the 11th Finance Commission, but by the year 2005, only 1562 courts could come into existence.

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The tragedy of December 16, 2012 struck and everything changed. The gangrape and brutal murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student has forced the government to reconsider its decision. This case gave a new direction to fast track courts. The Central Government decided to extend the time limit of these courts till March 2015. All these courts were mainly designed to deal with cases like sexual harassment and rape.

Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act is called POCSO. Under the POCSO law made to stop the ever-increasing incidents of sexual crimes in the country, cases will be heard in fast track courts. Fast track courts have been formed across the country to ensure speedy punishment to the accused.

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Supreme Court Order

The Supreme Court has directed to set up a fast track court to hear cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) during the hearing of a case. Under the guidelines of the Supreme Court, 1023 fast track courts will be formed across the country. Of these, 389 courts will hear only POCSO cases and the remaining 634 courts will hear POCSO and rape cases.

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सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने सभी राज्यों के उच्च न्यायालयों को POCSO अधिनियम के तहत मामलों का निपटान जल्दी करने के लिए फास्ट ट्रैक न्यायालय स्थापित करने का निर्देश दिया है। इसके अलावा, प्रत्येक राज्य में एक तीन-न्यायाधीश समिति का गठन किया जाएगा जो निचली अदालतों में चल रही फास्ट ट्रैक प्रक्रिया की निगरानी करेगी। इसके अतिरिक्त, सभी राज्यों के पुलिस महानिदेशकों को POCSO अधिनियम से संबंधित जांच को संभालने के लिए टीमें बनाने का निर्देश दिया गया है, यह सुनिश्चित करते हुए कि मुकदमे के दौरान गवाह उपस्थित रहें। संशोधित कानून के अनुसार, अब ऐसे मामलों की जांच दो महीने के भीतर पूरी की जानी चाहिए, इसके बाद मुकदमा पूरा करने के लिए दो महीने की समय सीमा है। निचली अदालतों के निर्णयों के खिलाफ अपील छह महीने के भीतर दायर की जानी चाहिए।.

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Fast Track Court On More Than 100 Pending Cases

In cases registered under the POCSO Act, where the number of pending trials is more than a hundred, a fast track court will be formed. At present a special court has been constituted for hearing under the POCSO Act. The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge has been converted into a special court. However, along with POCSO, other criminal cases are also heard in these special courts. Due to this, there is a lot of delay in disposal of the case. The formation of fast track courts will speed up the hearing of cases and the accused can be punished as soon as possible.

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How does Fast Track Court work? (Working of Fast Track Court)  

The decision to set up a fast track court is taken by the government of that state after consultation with the High Court. The High Court can set a timeline for the fast track court as to when the hearing is to be completed. The fast track court determines, depending on the timeline, whether the case has to be heard daily, or at intervals of a few days. After hearing all the parties, the fast track court gives its decision in the prescribed timeline.

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