New Delhi: Justice Usha Mehra Committee has given clean chit to Delhi Police in the infamous December 16 Delhi gang rape case. In its report submitted to the Home Ministry on Friday, the committee has held the lack of coordination between the Delhi police and the Transport Department responsible for the brutal incident.

Accepting the report on behalf of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said that recommendations made by the Mehra Committee will be implemented soon.

Refuting the allegations of delay in rushing the victim to the Safdarjung Hospital, the committee said that police had reached to the spot on the scheduled time after getting phone call.

On the allegations made by victim’s friend before the media, Justice Mehra said that he didn’t blame the police for the incident before the committee. As per his statement, no delay was made by the police and hospital administration.

Justice Usha Mehra Committee On Gang Rape
Delhi police gets clean chit in gang rape case
Delhi police and Transport Department lacked coordination resulting in incident
Committee refutes allegations about Delhi police reaching late at crime spot
No delay in rushing victim to Safdurjung hospital by police
Bus plying on the road without any permit from March 2 to November 2, 2012
Police issued challans to the bus in May, August but didn’t inform Transport Department
Bus was given new permit by Transport Department on November 3
Push button in mobile phones recommended to ensure security of women in capital

The bus used in the incident was plying on the road without any permit from March 2 to November 2, 2012 said the committee report. Delhi Police issued the challans to the bus in May and August but didn’t inform the Transport Department about it added the committee report. Due to lack of information, the Transport Department issued new permit to the bus on November 3.

The committee laid stress on the ‘one stop centre’ like those already operating in Bangladesh, Malaysia and South Africa. The committee recommended for a councilor for the victim and a trained nurse for collecting evidence at the centre.

As per the committee recommendations, there should be a woman police inspector and a forensic expert at the centre. The report said that the police officers need to be sensitized to such crimes.

The committee also recommended for installing push button in the mobile phones to ensure security of women in the national capital.

JPN/Bureau

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