Jagan opens Disha police station- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS

Andhra Pradesh is preparing to equip itself with facilities like forensic laboratories, special courts, and public prosecutors to effectively implement the Disha Bill 2019 by June 2020. The State government is fully geared to implement the Bill once it gets the nod of the President.

The Disha law is designed in such a way that it awards capital punishment for the convict in a rape case if the evidence is established during the 14-day trial. The State ensures a fair investigation within seven days in the Disha cases.

Forensic laboratories would aid speedy investigation of the Disha cases. Special courts will aid faster adjudication and reduce pendency. The first Disha police station was inaugurated recently.

The establishment of the Disha police station and other initiatives will help ensure security for women.

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