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Sexual offences need early probe: Union Minister Amit Shah

Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, Amit Shah presided over the 25th meeting of the Western Zonal Council in Diu

Amit Shah

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Jun 2022 2:40 AM GMT

AHMEDABAD: Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, Amit Shah on Saturday presided over the 25th meeting of the Western Zonal Council in Diu in which he emphasized the need for early investigation of rape and sexual offences against women and children and stringent punishment in a time-bound manner.

Amit shah mentioned the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take advantage of cooperative and competitive federalism while highlighting the importance of Zonal Councils established under the States Reorganization Act in 1956 for achieving all-round development of the country.

A total of 36 issues were discussed in the meeting. These included improvement of banking services in rural areas, monitoring of cases of rape and sexual offences against women and children, implementation of fast track courts for such cases, verification of identity of marine fishermen at sea, large-scale development of local contingency plans by coastal states for rescue operations at sea, and promotion of Make in India through preference in public procurement.

Amit Shah stressed the need for early investigation of rape and sexual offences against women and children and stringent punishment in a time bound manner in these cases. Shah said that additional Director General of Police level officers - if possible women officers - should be entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring the investigation of all such cases in the police headquarters of each state. (IANS)

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