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Gangrape: court asks cops to file ATR on plea against minister

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 14, 2013
First Published: 19:21 IST(14/1/2013) | Last Updated: 23:32 IST(14/1/2013)

A city court on Monday sought an action taken report from the Delhi Police on a plea seeking registration of an FIR against the Delhi transport Minister and others, alleging the recent gang rape had occurred due to their "corrupt" activities.


Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked the Joint Commissioner (Crime) of Delhi Police to file its action taken report (ATR) by February 8 on the application.

RTI activist Vivek Garg, in his plea, said the bus in which the 23-year-old girl had been gangraped, was allowed to ply in the city despite being impounded several times last year. Advocate Ajay Goel, appearing for Garg, argued that the crime had been committed because of "corruption" in the transport department.

The complainant has sought directions to the Crime Branch of Delhi Police to register an FIR against the transport minister, the transport commissioner and others for allegedly committing offences of corruption, cheating, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy by allowing the bus to ply without a permit, issuing a false fitness certificate and issuing a driving licence based on fake documents.

Besides the transport minister and officials, Garg also named Dinesh Yadav, the owner of the bus, in his plea.

The complainant questioned as to how bus driver Ram Singh, who is also the prime accused in the gang rape case, managed to obtain a driving licence despite being handicapped.

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