The Supreme Court Judge MY Eqbal today inaugurated the Fast Track court inside the District court premise in Ranchi,set up to deal with the cases of crime against women.
This is the second court of its kind in the country-the first was functioning in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion,Eqbal,whose grand father and father had worked at the Ranchi district court as a peon and clerk respectively and who himself started practicing as a lawyer under late Sateshwar Roy,who later retired and died as Justice of the Patna High Court’s Ranchi bench,said that though he was invited by the Bars for felicitation,he decided to come here.
“When I was 12- year old,I used to get lunch for m father.One day I noticed that one chair in his office was vacant.I sat there only to get scolded by the Munsif magistrate who sat there”,Justice Eqbal recalled.
Also recalling late Roy under whom he worked as his junior lawyer,Justice Eqbal said that when he did work for the first time,Roy asked the client to pay him.”The client gave me Rs five”,said Justice Eqbal adding that Roy gave him a sermon.”Don’t earn,learn”,recalled Justice Eqbal.
Justice Eqbal acknowledged that while he did his Bachelor of Law Course from a law college in Ranchi,he was tought by Banshi Prasad,a lawyer.’I have learnt many things from him”,said Justice Eqbal in absence of Prasad,who was bed ridden and ill.
Alongside,DGP GS Rath has directed all concerned police officers to set up a women’s desk in every police station in Jharkhand.