Delhi girl murder: Politics heats up, AAP govt blames police
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has summoned police commissioner BS Bassi over the murder of a 19-year-old woman in Anand Parbat area.
Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia met the family of the victim who was stabbed 35 times on Thursday and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family.
“Delhi should be answerable to someone. The Prime Minister should start giving 2-3 hours each week to examine the law and order situation of Delhi. We have ordered a magisterial inquiry into the matter. The Delhi home minister has sought a report from the Delhi police commissioner in 48 hours,” Kejriwal told reporters while coming out of the victim’s house.
Indirectly hinting at his government’s demand for full statehood to Delhi, Kejriwal condemning the attack said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should work to improve the law and order condition in Delhi or else the Delhi Police should be handed over to the Delhi government.
“Delhi Police comes under the Prime Minister. Either they should devote time to improve the law and order situation in Delhi or they should hand over Delhi Police to the state government and we will improve it,” Kejriwal told reporters.
He further alleged that the law and order situation has deteriorated in the city and the police need to be answerable to the elected government. “Who is controlling Delhi Police today and is it under Delhi assembly? It is not. They have become a law for themselves… it is not a happy situation,” he said. Women and child welfare minister Sandeep Kumar and Delhi Commission for Women chief who will take charge on Monday, Swati Jaihind also visited the family.
The Delhi BJP, however, criticised the AAP government for diverting attention from real issues. “They are making false accusations to shield their failures. AAP has raised VAT rates in Delhi and are spending money in Delhi to benefit their leaders. Development in Delhi has come to a complete halt and they are now accusing the Centre for that,” said Satish Upadhyay, Delhi BJP chief.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed state-specific development issues with him. Stalin called on President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and described the meeting, a courtesy visit, as satisfactory. The Chief Minister said he thanked Modi for having inaugurated the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad in Chennai. He spoke over phone to Congress party's top leader Sonia Gandhi and enquired about her health.
The demise of Shiv Sangram party leader Vinayak Mete in an accident on the Pune-Mumbai expressway on Sunday has put the spotlight on the 'Mrutyunjay Doot' initiative launched by the Maharashtra highway police on March 1, 2021 to offer immediate help to victims of accidents on state and national highways within the golden hour (first hour after a road accident with casualties) to increase their chances of survival.
Many in Pune including students, government employees and corporate staff participated in singing the national anthem on Wednesday following an appeal by the state government. The tourism and cultural affairs secretary Saurabh Vijay on Monday issued the government resolution. According to the government resolution, participation is mandatory for government and private schools, colleges, educational institutes, university teachers and students. It is expected to sing the collective anthem from 11 am to 11.01 am.
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Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar was stopped at Jodhpur airport on Wednesday and barred from going to Jalore on the ground that it may create a law and order problem, police said. Deputy commissioner of police, Jodhpur, Amrita Duhan said, “We are asking him to postpone his visit to Jalore in order to maintain the law-and-order situation.” Police officers familiar with the development said that Chandra Shekhar was insisting on visiting the Dalit family.