Case of speedy justice
Hello Readers. We are aware of Shakti mills gang rape case in which how a photo journalist and her male friend were befooled by a group of four men, luring them to click photos from the nearby place. They took them to a building of an abandoned Shakti mills compound, tied the hands of her friend and gangraped the girl twice. All this happened in a broad day light and that too in the vicinity of a police station. Encouraged by the photo journalist complaint another girl a telephone operator by profession also lodged the complaint of being gangraped at the same location. The culprits, though tried to abscond but later on were caught by the police and jailed.
The trial of the convicts continued for 8 months and finally the Mumbai session's court pronounced the judgement as the Judge Shalini S phansalkar- Joshi sentencing the four convicts to life term . The judgement is noteworthy as it has sentenced maximum punishment as per amended law strengthening the penal provisions. the provisions under section 376 D is related to gang rape and accords for maximum punishment which is impriosnment for remaining period of life. The afore mentioned punishment is announced for the gangrape of telephone operator.
The judgement in respect of photo journalist is withheld as the prosecutor in this case has demanded for capital punishment. The issue is whether capital punishment is desirable when convicts have been sentenced for remainder of life.
Friends after the dec 2012 incident there was discontent among the masses regarding the safety of woman and the general outcry it seemed will have no impact on the judiciary to emphasise on speedy pronouncement of punishment. But the judgements in Nirbhaya case and the pronouncement albeit in Shakti mill case have reimposed our faith in the Indian Judicial system. The swift action will go a long way not only in curbing the malicious crime but will also allow the victim to get dispensed with justice at the earliest. Well we sincerely hope our nation is free from such inhuman incidents and wish the stringent laws prove to be a milestone in this reagard.