Chargesheet Filed In Bhopal Gang-Rape Case

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Bhopal: In the gruesome Bhopal gang rape case, Government Railway Police submitted in a local court a 200-page charge sheet against four accused comprising DNA report and queried medico-legal case report.

To ensure speedy justice to the rape survivor, the GRP filed the challan within 15 days of the incident in the court of Judicial Magistrate first class (JMFC) Shalu Sirohi. The stipulated time for filing a charge sheet in a criminal case is 90 days.

The proceeding was conducted in camera, lawyers and the media persons were not allowed to enter the courtroom when the charge sheet was submitted. As directed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court, a fast track court will hear the case on daily basis. A special investigating Team (SIT) led by DIG Sudheer Laad is probing the case which triggered amassive outrage.

A UPSC aspirant, a minor, was gangraped at Railway tracks near GRP police station when she was returning home after attending a coaching class on October 31, according to the police.

All the four accused—Golu Bihari, Rajesh, Ramesh Mehra alias Suresh and Amar Chhotu are on judicial remand. Investigating Officer Hemant Shrivastava said that they have filed the challan and have attached reports including Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), DNA, medico-legal case report, physical evidence and other evidences including sample of soil from the spot and also from garments of both— the accused and the victim.

Charges against the accused have been levelled under Sections 376(D), 376(M), 376(N), 342, 347,201 of IPC. Section 376(m) reads– committing rape causes grievous bodily harm or maims or disfigures or endangers the life of a woman. Section 376(n)- committing rape repeatedly on the same woman. 376D reads—(Gang rape)–A woman is raped by one or more persons constituting a group or acting in furtherance of a common intention.

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