HC directs govt to give Rs 15 cr to victims' fund

  • | Saturday | 12th August, 2017

The victim compensation fund was created in the aftermath of the gruesome December 16, 2012 gangrape case in the national capital. The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Aam Aadmi Party-led government to disburse Rs 15 crore to the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) by August 17 for the victim compensation fund. In addition, it said that the decision to disburse Rs 10 crore for the victim compensation fund, as was ordered by the court on May 4, would be taken on Friday. The court had, on May 4, directed the Delhi government to disburse Rs 10 crore within a week for granting interim compensation to victims of sexual offences. He added that the DLSA requires the funds to grant interim compensation had gone up to Rs 15 crore as it had processed over 500 applications of the victims.

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