Jharkhand to set up fast track courts for trial of witchcraft cases

Jharkhand government on Tuesday decided to set up fast track courts in five districts for speedy trial of cases relating to witchcraft incidents.

The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Raghubar Das, approved the setting up of courts in Ranchi, Chaibasa, Khunti, Palamau and Simdega districts, an official release said here.

Due to prevailing superstition among a section of rural populace, witchcraft-related attacks are sometimes reported in the state.