New Delhi: Apparently renewing her demands of bringing the Delhi police under the control of her government, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday held an emergency meet with Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over the law and order situation in the national capital in view of the recent gang rape of 23-year-old girl. 

While expressing her resentment over gang rape incident, she demanded removal of city police commissioner Neeraj Kumar for inefficient police patrolling on capital streets.

Steering the demand of high security measures in Delhi, the Chief Minister said that there is a need to cut the VVIP security deployment and giving adequate safety to the common citizens of the nation.

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She asserted that it cannot be made an ‘excuse’ for not providing security to the citizens.

Along with this, Dikshit batted for immediate setting up of fast-track courts to try rape cases with provisions in the law even for death penalty in rare cases like the one that rocked the Capital last week.

Dikshit said the city government would urge the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court for immediate setting up of fast-track courts to try rape cases and to get justice in a time-bound manner.
Earlier, Delhi CM in her interview to a leading news channel said that her hands are ‘tied’ as many departments along with Police don’t fall under her government.

CM presented him a letter containing the decisions of the Cabinet on ensuring better security for women in the capital.

She said that suspension of a few lower-level policemen was not enough and senior officers should also be held accountable.

"The law should be such that it should be able to invoke life imprisonment or death in serious cases like the one that happened to the 23-year-old girl in Delhi," she said.
"Removing one or two constables will not instill confidence. The highest officer who is in charge of the area where the incident had taken place should be held responsible to restore public confidence," she told reporters after the meeting with Shinde.
"Patrolling should be increased. Visibility of police should be enhanced and deployment should be rationalised. If there is need to cut deployment for VIP security to ensure security of common people, then it should be done," she said.

While slamming police’s move of firing balls of tear gas and lathicharge on protestors to disperse the crowd at Rajpath, she said that citizens are making genuine demands for justice to that 23-year-old who was brutally raped by six men. The police should not resort to such measures.

Shinde, on Russian President’s visit to Capital on Monday, appealed protestors not to resort on violent measures and urged them to maintain peace. He said that during Putin’s visit, no untoward incident should be reported which spoils reputation of our country.


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