Honour killing case will be fast-tracked: RR Patil
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Maharashtra home minister R R Patil Wednesay gave the nod for fast-track trial of 'honour killing' case in Ahmednagar.
Kin of three Dalit persons who were murdered in an act of `honour-killing' in Ahmednagar and of a young couple that was tortured in Satara last month placed their demand for speedy justice before the government. Leaders of RPI (A) who have taken up the cause of the victims submitted a list of demands to the home ministry.
Patil said Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has been invoked in the cases and a CID probe ordered. Though the relatives were given an appointment to meet Patil, he could not meet them citing that he had to attend the pre-cabinet meeting of the NCP.
However, he briefly met RPI leaders Suman Gaikwad and Arjun Dangle and gave a nod to two of their demands — shifting the case to a fast-track court and appointing a prosecutor of their choice.
Families also asked for Rs 10-lakh compensation. "Compensation is to be decided by the Chief Minister. I have recommended their case the CM," said Patil.
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