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UP: Yogi Govt To Ensure Speedy Justice For Victims Of Rape, Murder And Other Cases; Launches 'Operation Conviction'

Swarajya News Staff

Jun 27, 2023, 10:40 AM | Updated 10:40 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has launched "Operation Conviction" to swiftly try and convict 20 cases each in every district related to rape, murder, dacoity, conversion, and cow slaughter within 30 days of framing of charges.

These will be in addition to cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012.

Charges will be framed within three days of filing the chargesheet, and the trial will be completed in the next 30 days to ensure speedy justice for victims.

UP Director General of Police (DGP) Vijaya Kumar stated on Monday (26 June) that the government has been carrying out a crackdown on mafias under its zero-tolerance policy since 2017.

"Continuing with its policy, the government has launched ‘Operation Conviction’ to identify 20 cases in each district,” DGP Kumar was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

Under the initiative, district police chiefs will coordinate with district judges of their respective districts and request daily trials of such cases.

Additionally, police commissioners/district police chiefs will coordinate with the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for the speedy procurement of lab reports related to the crime.

Every police commissioner or district police chief will constitute a monitoring cell in their office to oversee cases identified under 'Operation Conviction'.

A gazetted officer will head this cell and ensure the speedy trial of these cases.

The cell will monitor the daily progress of cases.

A web portal is under development for the weekly review of identified cases.

This portal will enable senior police officials at the DGP office in the state capital to monitor the progress of these cases.

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