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Law and order in Delhi not OK: court

Expressing grave concern over the deteriorating law-and-order situation in the Capital, a Delhi court said that immediate steps are required at all levels for the safety and security of citizens.

delhi Updated: Jun 11, 2012 00:44 IST

Expressing grave concern over the deteriorating law-and-order situation in the Capital, a Delhi court said that immediate steps are required at all levels for the safety and security of citizens.


The court's observation came after sentencing two youths to 10 years imprisonment each for robbing and grievously injuring a man last year.

"The deteriorating law-and-order in the capital is a matter of serious concern and immediate steps should be taken at all levels for ensuring security and safety of the citizens," Additional Sessions Judge, Kamini Lau said.

"Under these circumstances, the courts are required to find answers to the new challenges facing the society and mould the sentencing system to meet these challenges," the judge said.

The judge had refused any leniency to 26-year-old Yamin and Vikas, 24, who were also involved in several other cases of robbery, theft and dacoities, saying that any undue sympathy shown to them would harm the justice system.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the convicts while sentencing them for robbing and grievously injuring Braham Dev Singh when he was returning home on the night of April 16 last year at an underpass in North West Delhi.

Prosecution said Yamin, Vikas and their juvenile aide had hit the victim due to which he fell down and they attacked him with fist blows and robbed him of Rs 3,500, a mobile phone, an ATM card and several other documents.

The court, in its judgement, said that in the recent past, Delhi has experienced a spurt and rise in the incidents of robbery, dacoity, murder and other kinds of crime.