The Delhi Police on Monday filed an Action Taken Report (ATR) in the Delhi Court for the controversial ‘dog remark’ made by Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) V K Singh, and stated that that no case is made out against him.
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) had earlier summoned top cops in Ghaziabad, seeking a response on what action had been initiated against Singh’s ‘dog’ remark under the SC-ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.
The NCSC had issued summons to Haryana’s Director General of Police (DGP) and Ghaziabad’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), asking them to appear on November 2.
General (Retd.) Singh, who is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s MP from Ghaziabad, had while attempting to delink the Centre over the killing of two Dalit kids said the government is blamed even if a stone is pelted at a dog.
The former army chief’s statement drew sharp criticism.
Two children succumbed to burn injuries after a house was set on fire allegedly by members of the Rajput community near Ballabhgarh, Haryana on October 20.
The deceased Vaibhav (2 years) and Divya (10 months) died before reaching the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. Their mother Rekha (22) was admitted to the ICU with serious burns while her husband Jitender (26), a medical attendant at a hospital, escaped with minor burns on his hands.