Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday said that the state government will bring a legislation to make a provision for capital punishment to the rapists of minor girls. The legislation will be introduced in the next session of the state Assembly, Rawat said.
The chief minister announced the legislation while addressing the working committee meet of the state BJP at Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district.
Rawat said that the state government was concerned over growing incidents of crimes against minor girls and stricter laws were needed to check them.
"The state government will ensure that those who perpetrate rape on minor girls are sent to the gallows. Efforts are underway to make strict laws in this regard so that such crimes are reined in," the chief minister said.
(With inputs from Nahid Khan in Udham Singh Nagar)