New Delhi: Disappointed over the incident of gang rape of 23-year-old paramedical student in the national capital and the string of controversies over it, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is likely to make major announcement regarding women safety in Delhi on Thursday.

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Shinde on Wednesday met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and police chief Neeraj Kumar to review the security situation in the capital.

"We have reviewed the law and order situation. Security of people and women safety is our prime concern. Several decisions have been taken in this regard which will be announced today,” said Shinde.
Wednesday’s meeting is being seen as crucial amidst Delhi High Court taking serious objection to no action taken against Delhi police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in the December 16 brutal gang rape in a moving bus.

Lieutenant Governor Khanna said he discussed how to improve security in Delhi and, in particular, ensure safety of women.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who met the Home Minister for the first time after last year’s ill-fated incident, said that she had conveyed him that the Centre must ensure safety and security in the national capital and the police must be people friendly.

She also apparently expressed her disappointment over having no control on the Delhi police saying that the people demand their safety and security from the government they have voted for.

Notably, Dikshit while demanding high level inquiry into the incident had raised question on the role of Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, alleging police interference during recording of statement of the gang rape victim in the hospital last year.  
Meanwhile, Dikshit also visited UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh amidst major protests across the national capital demanding stringent punishment to the six accused who demonically raped and attacked the victim in a moving bus.


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