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
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).