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Centre playing badminton with proposal to increase cops: HC

The Delhi high court on Wednesday expressed anguish over the “shuttling” of a proposal for more cops for the national capital between the Centre and police even as crimes against women and minors continued to occur “with impunity” in the city. 

A Bench of justices B D Ahmed and Jayant Nath directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to take a final decision regarding the proposal within four weeks and then to place it before the Ministry of Finance for approval and sanction. “Keep shuttling. Play badminton. It will keep going on. It has been going on like this for more than two years. Even in badminton there is a smash or a point is scored. Here its an endless rally which goes on for two years tirelessly. 

First order was of December 18, 2012 and its four years now and nothing has happened and crimes against women and children are going on with impunity,” the court said. The Bench said that earlier the issue was “shuttling” between the two ministries, and now it was shuttling between the Lieutenant Governor and MHA. 
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