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Nobody safe in Delhi: Court

‘Nobody is safe here,’ the Delhi high court remarked on Wednesday as it took suo moto notice of a woman’s gang-rape in a bus and told Delhi police to file a report by Friday.  The Delhi government informed the court that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been set up to investigate the crime to be headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Chhaya Sharma. The court asked the SIT to file a status report within two days.

Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also directed the government and the police commissioner that investigations ‘must be of high standard’ and concluded ‘as expeditiously as possible’. Justice Murugesan observed: ‘Nobody is safe here, it’s repeatedly seen in Delhi.’ The bench also directed the Delhi government to provide the best possible medical facilities to the victim and her male friend who were attacked in the bus Sunday night. ‘Provide best possible treatment to the victim and her friend, shift her to (the) best private hospital if required. And if transfer from hospital is not possible, bring in the best doctor for her,’ the bench said. Advocate Najmi Waziri, standing counsel of the Delhi government, told the court that the ‘woman is in critical condition and the best possible treatment would be given to her’.
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