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Updated: December 26, 2012 17:32 IST
Delhi gang rape

Delhi Police Commissioner refutes charges

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Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar during the funeral of constable Subhash Chand Tomar in New Delhi on Tuesday.
PTI Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar during the funeral of constable Subhash Chand Tomar in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Under attack from Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar on Wednesday wrote to the Home Ministry rebutting charges that police had interfered when a magistrate was recording the statement of Delhi gang rape victim.

In his letter, Mr. Kumar refuted the allegation that police had forced a questionnaire on the Sub Divisional Magistrate who recorded the statement of the rape victim and had refused its videography.The Police Commissioner said it was police which had insisted that the statement of the girl be recorded as her condition was getting worse with every passing day.

Mr. Kumar also said investigation was the job of the police and it was doing its best to get justice to the victim.

Earlier, Ms. Dikshit wrote to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde citing a communication to her by Deputy Commissioner (East) B M Mishra that SDM Usha Chaturvedi had complained that senior police officials’ interfered while she was recording the statement of the victim.

Meanwhile, the Home Ministry on Wednesday said it has decided to take “immediate appropriate action” on the controversy.

“The Home Ministry has received Delhi Chief Minister’s complaint letter as well as a letter from the Police Commissioner refuting the charges. The Ministry has taken note of the two letters and decided to take immediate appropriate action,” an official said without elaborating.

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Every issue in New Delhi, starting from the string of scams, to the various agitations against corruption and now against atrocities on women, get clouded in controversies and contradictions. The two major political parties, viz., Congress and BJP, must take the responsibility for this sorry state of affairs. Both of them have black on their faces and have no leg to stand on. They have verily contradicted themselves ever so many times, have been found to stoop low to save their skins and generally exhibited total insensitivity to the problems faced by the people who elected them to the HONOURABLE Parliament. A major upheaval seems to be in store for Hindustan.

from:  V. Vedagiri
Posted on: Dec 26, 2012 at 15:54 IST

Delhi Police must be brought under State government rather than under Union home ministry.

from:  Shyam
Posted on: Dec 26, 2012 at 14:59 IST
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