State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh recently visited Andhra Pradesh (AP) & met their Chief Minister YS Jagmohan Reddy to study the implementation of the Disha Act in AP, which seeks fast-track courts & time-bound delivery of offenses against women and children, furthermore which awards death penalty.
Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) had also recently requested the State Government to prepare a similar act for Maharashtra as the crime against women and children and growing countrywide and many are from our state too.
Appreciating the efforts of Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to bring such a deterrent law on this much-required crimes, a delegation of VTA led by its president Shrawankumar Malu met Home Minister and handed over memento of gratitude to the minister and also held a discussion on the subject.
Shrawankumar Malu said that VTA has been raising this demand for fast-track courts and speedy justice since brutal kidnapping & murder case of young Yug Chandak in Nagpur in 2014 and then also VTA had sent memorandum to the Government with similar demands and now we are happy that our Home Minister has taken this issue on topmost priority for safety of our women and children.
Tejinder Singh Renu, secretary of VTA requested that we also need hi-tech forensic labs for advanced DNA testing. as it has many advantages over traditional serologic methods. Nowadays criminals are smart who destroys the evidences after the crime, which makes investigation weak does escape from clutches law becomes easier for them. It’s high time that we too get smarter with time & take our investigation to the next level.
State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh thanked VTA for acknowledging his efforts. He further assured that soon Maharashtra will also have a law equivalent to Disha Law in AP as five-member committee is already appointed and in next session of the State, we are going to table this act.
Also present in VTA delegation were Hemant Trivedi – vice president, Pawan Chopra – Treasurer, Rajesh Kanungo – Joint Secretary and members Surendra Jaiswal, Rohit Kanungo, Harmanjeet Singh Baweja, Pratish Gujarathi, Pankaj Roshan and Sharad Sonkule.