The Centre on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that a departmental enquiry had been initiated against seven policemen in connection with the December 16 gang rape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in the Capital.
The submission comes four months after the court made it clear to the Home Ministry that no errant policeman should be spared.
Those policemen, who were manning the PCR van in the locality through which the bus had passed, are also under the scanner of enquiry.
Appearing for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Rajeeve Mehra told the bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath that a "departmental enquiry had been initiated against as many as seven police personnel, including staff of a PCR van who were on duty on December 16, 2012".
The court had expressed surprise as to how the bus, kept playing on Delhi roads for 40 minutes during which the sexual assault took place.