A senior police official said the chargesheet is expected to be filed today against five of the six accused in the December 16 brutal gangrape and assault case of the girl, who died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.
The sixth person apprehended in the case has claimed that he is a minor and his case will be tried in Juvenile Justice Board. A separate police report will be sent to the Board after a bone test confirms that he is a minor.
"The chargesheet will be in e-format as we do usually," the official said.
Sources said that the main chargesheet will comprise 50 pages and will be accompanied by hundreds of pages of annexures.
Charges of gangrape, murder, kidnapping, criminal assault and robbery among other sections of IPC will be pressed against the accused.
The prosecution during the trial would demand death penalty for the five accused in connection with ghastly incident which stirred the conscience of the nation.
The Singapore doctor, who carried out the post-mortem of rape victim, will be included as a witness by the police in its chargesheet, the sources said.
The male friend of the victim will be the main witness in the case while the Singapore doctor, who carried out the post-mortem, and the Indian mission official who received her death certificate, would be asked to testify, they said.
Police sources had said that the six accused had also allegedly tried to mow the girl down under the bus after dumping her in south-west Delhi but her male friend had saved her from being crushed in the nick of time.
The victim, a paramedical student, was gangraped in a moving bus, brutally assaulted and then thrown out of the vehicle along with her male friend, a software engineer, who was also thrashed.
The girl and her friend were returning from the Saket mall after watching a film 'Life of Pi' and had boarded the chartered bus at Munirka for Dwarka not knowing it was plying illegally. The minor among the accused had called for passengers telling them that it was going towards their destination.
Inaugurating a fast track court in Saket in south Delhi that will try the accused in the case on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir cautioned against lynch-mob mentality and promised swift justice in cases of sexual offences against women.
"It is good to know that after this rather tragic incident of December 16, people have started raising their voices against certain crimes against society, against crime against women. But the immediate reaction of people has been that don't put these persons to trial, hand them over to us, we will deal with them, hang them.
"Now these kinds of sentiments, which are emotional, are rather dangerous sentiments. But these emotions will continue until the matter comes to us and we deal with them expeditiously," Justice Altamas Kabir said inaugurating the first of the five fast track courts that will hear cases of sexual offences against women.
DOES "JUSTICE ".REDRESSAL, NEED formal INAUGURATION???????????
All these hue and cry is mainly because it happened in India ( that is in Delhi) .If it were to happen in the neighbouring countries ( meaning other states ) the incident would have got only 6th page or maximum last column in the first page for one day . Just Because it happened in Delhi which is considered to be INDIA by our Media and mind sets of Media driven people , it is being discussed . This does not mean I have no regret for the Delhi victim , certainly I have , but the question is please treat all citizens in the same manner .
As the crime investigation and punishment system in India has failed the common man the CJI's adjectived phrase seem the only option left. If one has resources - money /muscle power or contacts at proper places - whatever heinous crimes indulge in one gets scot-free.
This is one example how our judiciary works? This is how our supreme court decides justice. New Delhi: For nearly eight years, a woman from Kerala who was gang-raped by 42 men in 40 days has been waiting for the Supreme Court to take up her case. Today, the Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said hearings will begin within three weeks. The case is known as the Suryanelli rape case, after the village in Kerala where the woman lived with her parents. They have moved houses twice since then, driven out they say by jeering neighbours. "Nobody accepts us; when they see us, they try to avoid us. We don't go out," said her father. The Supreme Court's decision today to begin hearing her case comes after the Chief Justice said yesterday that fast-track trials are essential for rape cases. His comments were made as he inaugurated a special court which will hold daily hearings in the case of a 23-year-old medical student who died after being raped by six men on a moving bus on December 16. The attack and her death have pushed India into demanding improved safety for women and tougher and more effective laws for sexual crimes. In the Suryanelli case, a 16-year-old was abducted by a bus conductor who raped her, then passed her onto others, some of who were powerful and well-connected in Kerala at the time. She was then discarded with no money and in no condition to return home - she couldn't sit or stand because of her injuries. It was her case that led in 1999 to the commissioning of Kerala's first special court dedicated to handling cases of sexual assault. 35 people accused of raping her were convicted. But the Kerala High Court, three years later, reversed that decision, holding only one person guilty. The grounds for this verdict were criticised by many people. Her family and the state prosecutor both appealed to the Supreme Court in 2005 against the High Court's verdict. Nothing happened after that. The family survives on her parents' pensions. The victim was given a job as a peon in a government department but in February, she was arrested and suspended for financial misappropriation.
Most of the people are concerned more with punishment than for prevention of the crimes. When alchohol is available in nook and corner of the country, when obscene scenes in cinema, TV, elecltronic and print media are there aplenty with the addition of modernity without modesty, women get exposed only as object of sex. Rape crimes will not subside unless the above aberrations are eliminated from our society.
You are only 10% correct. The fault lies with the individual. Individual accountability has the highest impact. I and you also belong to the same society that you mentioned with alchohol and cinema. We do not go about molesting or raping anyone in sight.
The conditions you quoted are prevelent in every western country. But nowhere women is insulted as much as in india
CJI is saying just to protect his job, which he and his predecessors failed to do, again and again. See this: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/rape-convict-punishment-supreme-court-gallows/1/238759.html If one gets drunk and kills someone, is Vijay Mallya to blame? Corrupt judiciary in India hides behind shoddy police investigation. police uses threats and pressure instead of forensic evidence. And, all of this is used only against the common man who they are supposed to protect and provide justice. When it comes to Rathores (SPS Rathore - Ruchika Gehrotra) or Bitti Mohanty, the same people work differently. Please tell Mr. CJI, what choice do common people have? Why should one not join the Maoists, and work against the Govt? What kind of democracy is this? So far, we were getting away in the world projecting our doctored growth numbers, now what? same west is looking again at us for inequality, feudal justice, corruption and related characteristics? Do we have a choice? ??
CJ is entitled to his view so I am. He has taken an easy route to paint PUBLIC in same brush which is ridiculous. After all he is a CJ for public only and not for few families. While PUBLIC at large has a complex behaviour and may be beyond imagination of people like CJ et all, we can easily understand performance and behavoiur of this judiciary system. It does not perform and blames everybody else for non-performance. However, there is line of message and caution through recent demonstration by people for all who are running different establishments. They may show lynch-mob but at the same time they are good enough to compel a Governement / a CJ to start speedy courts within 15 days. Otherwise, there are hundreds of rape every day, who cares Mr. CJ ? Do you ?
The advice of CJI is certainly sensible. "Linch-mob mentality" is certainly to be shunned and it is an un-civilised way acting in today's society. At the same time, a system in which punishments are carried out swiftly, not as revenge, but as detterent to criminals. I do not agree with the sentiment that punishments are carried out as a "justice to victim"
The Chief Justice of India comment is unwarranted. people are well aware that in India the justice delivery system totally failed. In the recent past, even the sitting judges admitted, there was near collapse of our justice delivery system. The conviction rate in India is one of the lowest in the world. Most of the cases, the murderers, rapist, corrupt fellow get bail and threaten witnesses and finally resulting in their acquittal. But for the media, this case also would have gone the same way. Judiciary also should introspect.