Sexual offence complaints must be recorded on camera: Rahatkar


Aurangabad, Oct 14 (PTI) Former chairperson of the
Maharashtra State Commission for Women Vijaya Rahatkar has
suggested that complaints related to sexual offences must be
recorded on camera so as to reduce the chances of tampering
with the complainants” version.

She suggested this in a letter written to Prime
Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

“The complaints of sexual harassment, rape must be
recorded on camera in the language or words of the
complainant, which will reduce the chances of manipulations by
police as well as by the complainant later,” Rahatkar, who is
national secretary of the BJP, said in the letter.

“Similarly, the statement of witnesses should also be
video-recorded. The FIR should be submitted electronically to
the magistrate and collection of samples should be done under
the guidance of forensic experts, who should do the same
through video call,” she said.

Rahatkar also said that DNA should be considered as
the main evidence so that the culprits are convicted.

“Along with this, the court trying these offences
should work from 6 am to 9 pm in two shifts and trials in
such cases should be conducted only through e-court,” she
further said. PTI AW

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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