Arvind Kejriwal slams cops over gangrape of Danish tourist

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 18 2014, 00:57am hrs
A day after the gangrape of a Danish woman, Delhi government on Thursday accused the Delhi Police of being highly compromised and failing to ensure the safety of people of the national capital.

"Delhi Police is highly compromised. If accountability of Delhi Police is not fixed, then crime and rape incidents will not go down," chief minister Arvind Kejriwal told reporters here.

He warned the Delhi Police commissioner that his government and people of Delhi will not remain mute spectators in case police functioning does not improve.

"After a rape takes place, then we demand immediate arrest of the culprits. But that is not sufficient. Why would rapes happen in the first place" Kejriwal said.

Citing two specific instances of "non-cooperation" by the police in which two Delhi government ministers sought action, the Chief Minister said his government sought an immediate suspension of two SHOs and two ACPs allegedly involved.

"We demand as well as give ultimatum to Delhi Police to suspend the erring SHOs of Sagarpur and Malviya Nagar police station. Sagarpur police did not take action against the family who burnt their daughter-in-law, while Malviya Nagar police plainly refused to take action in the alleged sex and drug trafficking racket being run from Khirki village despite the law minister's tip-off," Kejriwal said.

Delhi CM a dictator, says Binny

New Delhi, Jan 16: AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Thursday accused the party of "cheating" the people of Delhi by backtracking on its election promises and called chief minister Arvind Kejriwal a dictator.

The Laxmi Nagar MLA, who was sulking after being left out of the Cabinet last month, addressed a press conference where he slammed the leadership on a range of issues. "You (Kejriwal) have become a dictator. Stop fooling the people of Delhi. Arvind gets angry if people express any differences with him," Binny said.

AAP refuted the allegations and said disciplinary action would be initiated against the legislator.