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Sheila opposes Centre’s police law

delhi Updated: Sep 08, 2012 00:06 IST
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The Delhi government has opposed certain provisions of a legislation that seeks to transfer more powers from the state administration to the Delhi Police, which is under the administrative control of the Union home ministry.

Replying to a proposal opposing the Delhi Police (Amendment) Bill, 2010 in the Delhi Assembly on Friday, Sheila Dikshit accused the home ministry of bringing the Bill "unilaterally" and in a "dictatorial manner".

The proposal opposing the Bill was passed by the House.

"We have been seeking control over certain aspects of policing. We do not have control over the land. Now they want to transfer certain powers to police from Delhi government through the Bill. How will we function in such a situation?" she said, adding she will write to the home ministry regarding the issue.

Officials said certain powers, such as checking illegal construction, now vested with additional district magistrates and sub-divisional magistrates, have been sought to be transferred to the police through the Bill.

Introducing the proposal, Congress member Mukesh Sharma said a screening committee headed by Delhi chief minister should decide on the appointment of police commissioner and additional police commissioners.

Sharma said recommendations made by the Second Administrative Reforms Commission regarding the structure of Delhi Police must be followed.

A demand was also made to trifurcate the Delhi Police on the lines of division of the erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).