Delhi victim's family upset, demands Open Court Hearing

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New Delhi, Jan 9: Family members of infamous Delhi gangrape victim on Wednesday, Jan 9 demanded that the fast track court should hold an open court hearing in the case.

The trial court on Monday had ordered in-camera proceedings and a ban on media coverage of the brutal gangrape case in which six men allegedly had assaulted a 23-year-old paramedical student and thrown her out of a moving bus.

Five among the six accused were taken to the court premise for the first time on Monday. Citing the chaos inside the court room, the judge asked all onlookers and media persons to leave the room making space for the accused to enter into the room. Despite some space having been made for them, the police refused to bring in the five saying they would bring them only after the court is completely cleared.

Later, the court also stated that fast track court will hold in-camera trials restricting media and people who are not directly and indirectly related to the case.

Addressing the media inside the court room, the Metropolitan Magistrate Namrita Aggarwal said, "I am invoking section 327 (2)(iii) of CrPC. Hence, all public persons and everybody present are directed to vacate the courtroom. It shall not be lawful to print or publish any matter or content in this case except with the permission of this court."

The Court's directions came after Delhi Police moved an application seeking the restrictions of trial to journalists through the invocation of Section 327(2)(3) of CrPC.

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