New Delhi: After 19 rapes reported in Haryana in just one month, state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has finally announced measures to check crime against women.

Hooda said that fast-track courts will be set up and special prosecutors will be appointed for crimes against women in the state.

Also, a crime against women cell will be set up, headed by a DGP level officer.

A woman deputy SP will also be appointed at all district police headquarters to deal with crime against women.

The CM also directed SPs to brief media daily on such cases.

The Congress government in Haryana has been under fire after 17 rape cases were reported over the past one month in the state. On Tuesday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had visited the family of a Dalit rape victim in Jind. The girl had committed suicide after being gangraped.

(JPN)

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