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Delhi police to seek life imprisonment

Faced with public outrage over the gang rape in Delhi, the government on Friday promised to file the chargesheet in the case ‘quickly’ and seek maximum punishment – life imprisonment – for the accused.

Union home secretary RK Singh said police will seek day-to-day hearing of the case for expeditious trial.

Complimenting the Delhi police for cracking the ‘blind case’ within a very short span of time, Singh said at a press conference that the police have been able to arrest right persons – five of them were arrested – while one was still on the run. Singh said henceforth no ‘goondagardi’ (rowdiness), ‘dadagiri’ (bullying) or misbehaviour with women will be tolerated and police action will be visible on the ground. The home secretary said no public transport - buses, taxis, autos - will be allowed to ply in the national capital without police verification of drivers, cleaners or assistants and vehicles violating the rules would be impounded. He said drunk driving, drinking and loitering, driving with tinted glass and other unlawful activities will be dealt firmly and all public transport will have to install GPS device.


THE GOVERNMENT has ordered closure of all pubs and discotheques in the capital by 1 am as part of security measures in the backdrop of rape of a young student in a moving bus last Sunday. This was announced by Union Home Secretary R K Singh. The move came as part of steps taken by the government to ensure safety of women in the capital.
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