- According to the Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) analysis, investigation into nearly half the sexual offences cases are not being completed within the stipulated 60-day period in seven states. Crime data from Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh. Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand were analysed.
- A major reason for delay in verdicts is that the fast-track courts designated to handle rape cases are also handling other criminal cases.
- The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 prescribes a 60-day time-limit for completion of investigation in sexual offences cases.
- In February 2019, the Home Ministry launched Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO). It is an analytical tool to monitor and track time-bound investigation. It is part of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS).
- CCTNS is a programme of Ministry of Home Affairs. It seeks to a) deliver various web based police related services to citizens, b) facilitate a pan-India search of crime and criminal records of individuals through a national database, c) generate crime and criminal reports at the state and central level to inform policy interventions d) computerise police processes and e) establish a basic platform for an Inter-operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS).
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