CM Kejriwal slams Delhi Police, Centre
The Chief Minister hit out at the Delhi Police saying it had “completely failed” to provide safety to the <g data-gr-id="34">citizens,</g> while urging PM Narendra Modi to “either act himself” or give AAP government the authority over law and order in the Capital.
The Delhi Government also contemplated approaching the Supreme Court “to fix accountability” of the Delhi Police “PM sir, give control of <g data-gr-id="32"><g data-gr-id="37">delhi</g></g> police to <g data-gr-id="33">del</g> govt for one year. If <g data-gr-id="35">situation</g> does not improve, take it back...Seeking time to meet LG n PM to discuss women safety in Delhi,” he said in a series of tweets.
Kejriwal visited the hospitals where the victims were being treated and said that his government has the requisite funds to take over the control of police and provide security.
“The Central government is saying they don’t have money to spend on Delhi Police which has 16,000 vacancies. Then why are they keeping the police under them? Give us the control of Delhi Police. We have the funds and we are ready to provide security to the citizens of Delhi,” he told media.
Kejriwal said that Modi is “answerable” if he wants police to be under Centre’s control and requested him to meet Jung, who he said, was more keen on “interfering in the AAP government’s work”.
“The only task left with LG and Delhi Police is to interfere in our work. Rather they should focus on the safety and security of women in the Capital,” he added.
Taking a grim view of the cases, Kejriwal also said, “Repeated rape of minors is shameful and worrying. Delhi Police has completely failed to provide safety. What is the PM and his LG doing?”
AAP has been at loggerheads with the Delhi Police over a number of issues, with the party accusing the force of bias against it on several occasions.
Two minors gang-raped
Two minors were brutally gang-raped in the city, incidents which come close on the heels of the rape of a four-year-old girl in North-west Delhi last week. While a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was raped in Nihal Vihar area of West Delhi on Friday, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by three men who were later arrested by the police in East Delhi’s Anand Vihar. The two-and-a-half-year-old girl was kidnapped and allegedly gang-raped by two bike-borne men who picked her up last night from outside her home in Nihal Vihar area of South-west <g data-gr-id="73">delhi</g>. The girl was later found by the locals in a park and was profusely bleeding. She was rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where she is undergoing treatment, police said. In <g data-gr-id="74">other incident</g>, three men who were allegedly under the influence of intoxicants gang-raped a 5-year-old girl last evening in Anand Vihar area of East Delhi, police said. The victim, who sustained severe injuries to her private parts, was rushed to GTB Hospital.