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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

13 honour killing cases pending in eight districts in Haryana: DGP

Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 1

A total of 13 criminal cases involving honour killing are pending in eight district of Haryana. Information to this effect is expected to be given to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday, when the case on honour killings comes up for hearing.

In an affidavit to be placed before the Bench during resumed hearing of the case, DGP Manoj Yadava has stated that investigation or trial is pending in these cases. In one case, judgement convicting the accused was pronounced by the trial court on September 9. One of the accused had been declared proclaimed offender and supplementary charge sheet would be submitted after his arrest.

According to the affidavit, five cases are fixed for prosecution evidence, challan or final investigation report has been submitted in five others with charges yet to be framed and two are under investigation.

The affidavit has pointed out that Haryana has framed a scheme for placing heinous crimes in the category of "chinhit apradh", in which investigation and progress of trial is closely supervised by a district-level committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner, with the Superintendent of Police (SP), district attorney and Superintendent of Jail as its members.

So far, four of the 12 remaining cases have already been included in the list of "chinhit apradh". Recommendations for including two more cases have been made by the Sonepat and Hisar SPs to the district committees. Kaithal, Rohtak, Karnal and Fatehabad police chiefs have been requested to consider recommending the remaining six cases to the district committees for inclusion in the list.

All field units had been told that every case related to honour killing in the future would be investigated by a special investigation team headed by a DSP-rank officer and should be considered for inclusion in the list to ensure speedy investigation and trial.

from The Tribune

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