Delhi Gangrape: Strong Action to be taken Against Cops

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TNI Bureau: Expressing a big concern on the 23-year-old gangrape victim and the massive protests, Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna said that there would be zero tolerance on misbehaviour. He also appealed the protesters to maintain calm. He regretted on action taken by Delhi police yesterday at India Gate on the protesters.

He promised that disciplinary action would be taken against any officers against whom he receives complaints of non-cooperation.

Mr Khanna, who was in the US at the time of the incident, has been back to India last night after the police crackdown on the protesters. He said that he was not called back, but he came back on his own.

To stop the protests across Delhi, he said that two Assistant police commissioners have been suspended with immediate effect. The DCP Traffic and DCP PCR have been asked to explain why they did not perform their duties when the crime was committed on December 16 night.

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Mr Khanna admitted that Traffic police and PCR vans that were present at the spot had not performed their duties. Addressing a press conference after his comeback, Khanna said that he will take disciplinary action against DCP level officers after going through their explanations.

To enhance the security for women and prevent such heinous act in the national capital, he said, “We have decided to keep ground level contact with women groups. Special Commissioner Sudhir Yadav will be available 24 hours through his personal number 9818099012”.

He said that a meeting will be held every 3 months to review gender sensitisation issues. He made it clear that anytime any lady can visit a police station with a complaint and it will be recorded on the spot.

He said that the police will be trained on their language and conduct towards women. He has invited the student representatives and youth groups to his residence to discuss and share views at 5 pm.

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