Fast track trial against politicians for heinous crime: Nath
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Campaigning for tougher laws to check crimes against women, Union Minister Kamal Nath on Monday favoured setting up of fast-track courts to try politicians charged with heinous crimes.
Nath, who is Parliamentary Affairs Minister, also said the amendments to the anti-rape laws will "take precedence over everything else" during the next session of Parliament.
"I feel that there should be fast-track courts to try cases of heinous crimes against politicians like rape and murder so that a judicial verdict is possible in six months," he told PTI.
Amendments should be made in laws to facilitate such a provision, he said.
Nath, a senior Congress leader with over three decades in Parliament, sought unanimity on the move as it would help give time-bound punishment to those guilty and clear the air for those who are innocent. "All political parties should reach a consensus on the issue which is not related to any party or politician," he said.
The fast-track courts should cover all MPs and MLAs and former MPs and MLAs as also corporators in the municipal corporations, he said.
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