‘In-camera’ trial begins in Delhi gangrape case
New Delhi: Trial proceedings in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case will be held in-camera before a fast track court, which on Monday decided to hear arguments on framing of charges against five accused on January 24.
Upholding the previous order of a magistrate, the special fast track court judge said, “Only those who are connected with the case will stay in the courtroom. Others should vacate the court immediately.”
Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna also decided to hear “in-camera” the arguments on framing of charges against the five accused on January 24 as the judicial records were sent by the magisterial court after concluding the procedural formalities.
Invoking a legal provision that bars open court hearing, the special judge said, “As per section 327 (2) of the CrPC, the proceedings will be held in-camera and section 327 (3) prohibits anyone from publishing and printing the proceedings.” “I am upholding the same order passed by the Metropolitan Magistrate (MM).”
Following his aerial survey of rain-ravaged areas in Uttarkhand, where flash floods have claimed over a hundred lives, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a Rs. 1000 crore relief package for the State.
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