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Parliamentary panel slams Delhi Police

New Delhi: A Parliamentary committee on empowerment of women on Thursday slammed Delhi Police for its "poor image" among the people and asked it to list out steps to improve the safety of women in the state.

The Committee had summoned Home Secretary RK Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in the wake of the gruesome gangrape of a 23-year-old girl who later died.

Sources said the Committee headed by Congress MP Ratna Singh directed the city police to forward all pending proposals regarding safety of women that they had prepared but not yet implemented.

The panel also said it would monitor on a regular basis the progress in implementation of the proposals.

During the course of the meeting, Neeraj Kumar outlined the steps taken by the Delhi Police to improve the safety of women.

But the Committee members felt that the police itself were responsible for its "poor image" among the people and asked it to take steps to improve it.

Kumar also reconstructed the events leading to the December 16 incident and gave a 'progress report' on the investigation.

Kumar and Singh had appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home last week to brief it on the gangrape incident. The two would once again appear before the Committee on Home Affairs on January 4.

(Agencies)

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