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Cops should have handled Aarushi's case more responsibly: Bedi

delhi Updated: Jun 01, 2008 13:13 IST
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Retired supercop Kiran Bedi feels the Aarushi murder case could have been handled by the police and the media more responsibly.

"This case presents a new experience for me as many things were done absolutely contrary to the principles of police investigations. I would say that the amount of talking done by the media and the police in this case has hurt the cause of justice," Bedi says.

The Maysasay Awardee has a lot to say about the reasons of the spurt in number of violence in the big cities. "With the ever increasing population in metros, there are settlements without policing and schooling, resulting in crime cases."

She further points out that India's policing ratio is alarming, 122 policemen for 1 lakh civilians as against the minimum United Nation (UN) standard of 222.

The 1972 batch IPS officer says that current lifestyle in the big cities is leading to insecurity and ultimately to violence. "Curent lifestyle is more based on consumption, display, greed, expediency....Also on insecurity (which leads) to violence. Its all stress and impatience to have...More and more (number of criminal cases)."

With the verdict announced in some of the high profile cases, like Nitish Katara, Priyadarshini Mattoo and Jessica Lall, Kiran bedi gives all credit to the brave parents who fought long battles for justice.

"The judicial verdict has taken time but at last came out with truth. And I want to salute all brave mothers who with never say die attitude waited and fought the cases. Investigation, Prosecution, judges and media also deserves a clap," she says.