For the speedy trial of the cases related to the assault to minor girls in Delhi, the AAP government is not performing its duty to appoint more number of Special Public Prosecutors (SPP). Instead of appointing the SPPs, the government is putting the blame on the centre government of not assigning full control of Delhi police. state government.
A recent incident of gangrape of a seven-year-old girl in Delhi has shocked the country. Instead of framing a strong policy for speedy conviction of culprits, the AAP government has been blaming the Delhi police.
The AAP government is crying and making the excuse that the Delhi police have been working on the directions of central government so that’s the reason incidents of crime against women is rising in the city. However, the ruling government has put the law on stake by not appointing the SPPs to handle such cases for the speedy trials.
In fact, Delhi police have been working with the Delhi government and the ruling government is just indulging in blame game politics since it took the reins of the Delhi.
According to law, section 32 of the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act stated that it is obligatory for the state government to appoint Special Public Prosecutors. The SPPs would only handle the cases registered under the mentioned act only.
However, the AAP government has not appointed more number of SPPs for POCSO cases. It is mandatory to appoint the new SPPs for handling the POCSO cases for the speedy trials. The delays in the trials help the accused to tamper
the evidence. Moreover, the delay in such cases boosts up the morale of anti-social elements.
There is a huge backlog of such cases as the public prosecutors are overburdened. The national capital needs more Special Public Prosecutors. However, the AAP government has been denying the fact that the public prosecutors are overburdened.
As per the figures, more than 3500 cases under the POCSO act pending but the government have been making the same statement that the public prosecutors can handle the cases.
The experts in the related field commented that the number of cases can’t be dealt with the present number of public prosecutors. The national capital needs more public prosecutors so that the speedy trials could give justice to the victims.
The ruling government has not given the priority for the recruitment of public prosecutors despite knowing the fact that Delhi is facing acute shortage of SPPs. Instead of recruitment of new SPPs the ruling government has been putting blame on Delhi police that the police working on the directions of the centre government.