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Shinde ducks queries on police chief
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, April 21, 2013
First Published: 00:20 IST(21/4/2013)
Last Updated: 00:58 IST(21/4/2013)

Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Saturday left the question of removal of Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar open, saying that a decision would be taken only after the completion of an inquiry.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi also said "action and not words" are required to prevent recurrence of incidents like brutal rape of five-year-old girl in Delhi.

According to sources, even before the rape incident and inaction of the police on the complaint of  parents of the girl, Shinde was very displeased with Kumar when a few protesters managed to barge into his official residence by breaching the security ring.

"Shinde was unhappy that Delhi police commissioner did not come personally and explain the incident at his residence. Though, Kumar later went and clarified, but the damage had been done by then. Additional secretary Khurshid Ahmed Ganai of the home ministry has been asked to inquire into the incident. Besides Ganai is also inquiring into the heckling of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee outside the planning commission office," said a source.

In this backdrop, When Shinde was asked about continuance of Kumar as police commissioner at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday, he said an inquiry was on and action would be taken only after its completion.


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