AAP Govt wants to know what the police has done

The Delhi Government’s plan to approach the Centre over the alleged rape of a woman in a moving car in East Delhi could prove to be another flashpoint in the tussle between the Aam Aadmi Party Government and the Delhi Police.

The State government also plans to raise the issue of the magisterial inquiry report which indicted the police for “unprovoked firing” that killed a teenage biker last July.

“Two major incidents have occurred over the past three to four days. The magisterial report in the shooting of the biker makes it clear that the boy was not a part of a biker gang and he was riding pillion. Apart from that, one more rape incident was reported on Monday. We would be approaching the Centre over these issues. We want to know what the police have done in the biker’s case and what it is doing to check incidents of rape,” said a government spokesperson.

Seventeen-year-old Karan Pandey was fired at by Police Control Room Inspector Rajneesh Parmar without any provocation in the heart of the city at Windsor Place.

Continuing the “battle for justice” for her son, Manju Pandey met Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Monday afternoon to enquire about action taken after the magisterial inquiry report.

Talking to The Hindu after the meeting, Ms. Pandey said the Commissioner assured her that action would be taken against the officer concerned if there was any wrongdoing on his part.

“I urged the Commissioner that the officer who killed my son be booked for murder. He told me that the magisterial report had not come to him and, after studying that, appropriate action would be taken,” she said.

Ms. Pandey said though she was unable to meet the Lieutenant-Governor as he was not available, his office had received a copy of the report.

The magisterial report had rebuffed the police’s version of the sequence of events on the night Karan, sitting on the back of a bike driven by his friend Puneet Sharma, was hit by a bullet fired by Inspector Parmar.

The report called the police action an unnecessary use of force and the firing disproportionate to the threat to the PCR personnel’s life. It concluded that there was no evidence of stone pelting by the bikers.

The police had claimed that they resorted to firing, as the riotous bikers pelted stones at them.

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