Delhi rape: Trial will be held in-camera

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 16:47 hrs

The fast-track court, where hearing of the gangrape and murder case of a 23-year-old medical student in a Delhi bus began on Monday, said the trial of the five accused will be held in-camera or behind closed doors.

The court said it will hear arguments on framing of charges against the accused on Jan 24.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir on Jan 2 inaugurated the fast-track court at Saket in New Delhi that is dealing with the gangrape and murder case of the medical student.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday is likely to hear the petition of one of the accused who demanded to shift the case outside the national capital to any other state except Uttar Pradesh.
Accused Ram Singh´s lawyer VK Anand earlier said he believed his client would not get proper trial in Delhi and alleged that the police was biased against him.

Singh, who was the driver of the bus, is a prime accused in the case.

Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur are the other accused in the case.

The case of the sixth accused, who is reportedly a minor, is being heard by a Juvenile Justice Board here.

On Dec 16, the six gangraped and brutalised the 23-year-old girl with an iron rod on a moving bus. The victim succumbed to her injuries at a Singapore hospital on Dec 29.

The incident triggered nationwide outrage against rising cases of rape and brutalization of women in India with people pouring into the streets of New Delhi for days and demanding a change of law and strict punishment of the accused.

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