New Delhi: Amidst growing protest over the Sunday’s gang rape incident, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, RPN Singh, on Friday night travelled in a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus to take stock of the actual scenario of commuters’ safety in the national capital and also the functioning of Delhi Police.

The minister along with two officers and three journalists undertook the journey on a DTC bus plying on route number 604 from Moti Bagh to Chhatarpur Metro station via RK Puram, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, Vasant Kunj. The minister was shocked to see only one police barricade and one PCR van during the 40 minutes route which passes through four important police stations.

The minister is scheduled to submit a report to Home Minister, Sushilkumar Shinde, on Saturday in this regard.

He also found women talking about the problems of safety and security in the buses. Singh said that he would be undertaking such exercises regularly to make the national capital a safer place for women.

The young paramedical student, who is in a critical condition at Safdarjung Hospital after suffering gang rape in a moving bus on Sunday is now said to be recuperating. It is also said that she has registered her statement before a sub-divisional magistrate about the December 16 incident. Thousands of people converged at India Gate early on Saturday and marched towards the high-security area of Rashtrapati Bhavan demanding justice for the rape victim. The protesters refused to leave the place despite repeated warnings from the administration after which the police resorted to lathicharge.


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