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Major security lapse: Shinde

Sandeep Joshi
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Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde addresses the media in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: S. Subramanium
The Hindu Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde addresses the media in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: S. Subramanium

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday said the death of Ram Singh, prime accused in the Delhi gang-rape case, inside Tihar jail clearly pointed towards a “major security lapse” and that action would be taken against prison authorities once the judicial probe report was received.

“There is a major security lapse...Preliminary inquiry suggests he committed suicide. However, we will wait for the enquiry to be completed,” he told journalists here. Refusing to comment on the allegations made by Ram Singh’s family that his murder was part of a bigger conspiracy, Mr. Shinde said the judicial probe would throw light on all such charges.

“I cannot come to any conclusion at this moment whether it is a suicide or not before inquiry reports are out. It is a grave incident…Let us all wait for the report,” he observed.

Mr. Shinde also said it has been decided to review security inside the jail complex following the inmate’s death.

Tihar Jail Director General Vimla Mehra was summoned to the North Block immediately after the news of Ram Singh’s death came in.

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I just wonder under whose jurisdiction the Delhi Jails come? Will the
responsible minister resign for these lapses. This Government which
allows people from Tihar jail released awaiting further trial to come
to the parliament and to be responsible for organizations such as the
Olympic committee is showing itself to be soft on crime. Dr Ambedkar
demanded that not only the politicians declare their net worth but if
that exceeds the normal reasonable growth available to all ordinary
citizens then they should be punished and not allowed to contest the
parliament or hold office. The Congress opposed it then and even now
allows such criminals to freely operate in the Government controlling
public funds. Congress has lost
touch with ordinary people and is more focussed on amassing wealth and
getting reelected.

from:  S.Balakrishnan
Posted on: Mar 12, 2013 at 00:48 IST

The Home Minister expresses such an expression, just like an outsider, unfit to his role and responsibilities. What a shame! He does not know or understand this was his responsiblity!

from:  velumani
Posted on: Mar 12, 2013 at 00:31 IST

They could spend crores and ensure safety of Kasab - However when it comes to NIRBHAYA they could atleast keep the accused alive till sentencing ! Well it clearly shows parocial tendencies of the home ministry and Sheila Dixit - they would like the security for themselves and the criminals who can be traitors of the country

from:  nsmargasahayamsn
Posted on: Mar 11, 2013 at 23:19 IST

The wise men tend to learn from the mistakes committed, though
unfortunately our administration is not.What is left now, is the din of
blame game, which leaves us totally exhausted. That the CM of New Delhi
is seen jittery rushing to the MHA to explain things and the minister's
accusing fingers pointed at jail authorities,could hardly resuscitate
the image of UPA government dented with this mysterious suicide. When
the whole world has turned highly sentitive to the injustice meted out
to Nirbhaya, the alleged hanging in Tihar jail has fuelled scores of
apprehensions. Is Tihar, a prison of high-profile crimes susceptible to
alleged maneuverability? If so, who are they and why? To sum, the
flamboyant assurance of steely measures is vanishing in thin air. It
shows our governance in poor light and the common people may tend to
harbour trust deficit.

from:  C.Chandrasekaran
Posted on: Mar 11, 2013 at 20:48 IST

Human Rights violations should not be happen even for the hardest of the criminals. If it did, what is the difference between a civil society and terrorism?

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Mar 11, 2013 at 19:50 IST

Then why the hell govt is not increasing the taxes on tobacco rather
then increasing day to day amenities like gas, fuel, medicine & food
items...?

from:  Suresh Kumar Elancheran
Posted on: Mar 11, 2013 at 19:04 IST
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