High Court, Bombay
Directions have already been issued to assign cases involving
sexual assault against women exclusively to the Courts presided over by
women Judicial Officers in your District/ establishment.
It is a settled law that cases involving sexual assault against
women are required to be dealt with greater sensitivity.
In these cases, women are the victims of crime and for the
purpose of enabling victims to give their evidence in a stress-free
atmosphere and without any fear or embarrassment, it is desirable that all
staff members i.e. Bench Clerks, Stenographer, Interpreter, Typist-cum-
Clerk, Havildar/Peons, are all women.
( S.B. Shukre )