Chief Minister agrees to set up fast track courts to try cases under Nirbhaya Act
October 25, 2013 - Hyderabad
The Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has agreed to set up Fast Track Courts to try cases of atrocities against women under the Nirbhaya Act including the recent Abhaya case. He directed the Chief Secretary to constitute a committee to suggest immediate measures to be taken for women's safety in public places and also a long-term plan. At a high level meeting, he reviewed the progress of Abhaya case and said all departments should step u safety measures in all the IT corridors, ORR and surroundings of Cyberabad for security of women employees particularly at night shifts.
The meeting was attended by Transport Minister Botcha Satyanarayana, IT Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy, Social Welfare Minister Pithani Satyanarayana, Secondary Education Minister K Partha Sarathi along with the DGP, City Police Commission, Cyberabad Police Commissioner and HMDA and CHMC commissioners and senior police officers.
The Chief Minister asked the officials to follow the letter addressed to the PMO for a comprehensive surveillance system for Hyderabad. The proposed short and long term measures include installation, maintenance and continuous monitoring of the CC Camera system, visible policing, increasing check-posts in IT corridors, policing on ORR, barricading vehicle checking, controlling and monitoring of private transport cabs and auto-rickshaws branding of taxis by specific colour, registration of all the autos and taxis with the police. The meeting also suggested establishment of pre-paid taxi, auto centres in the vicinity of IT corridors, increasing the frequency of RTC services.