Stepping up its attack on Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi over his comments against setting up parallel police stations in the capital, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said the security agency was acting like a “frontal outfit” of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its chief like an “unofficial spokesperson”.
Responding to Bassi’s letter to the Delhi government in which he advised to include moral education to boys and youth in colleges, the party said the AAP-led Delhi government need not learn values from the police whose personnel had a bad record in this regard.
“The Delhi Police is acting like the frontal organisation of the BJP and its Commissioner is acting like its unofficial spokesperson. Is he (Bassi) thinking about the gains post-retirement? Such type of a statement against a popularly elected government does not suit him and I don’t think even his service rules permit that,” the party’s Delhi convener Dilip Pandey said.
“Their personnel raped a woman at a gunpoint, they put hot boiling oil on vendors who refuse to pay bribe, to save a cop taking bribe the Delhi Police went up to High Court … they should not give us moral science lectures,” he alleged.
Bassi had yesterday slammed the AAP government’s proposal for setting up ‘special police stations’ as “absolutely wrong”, advising Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to “concentrate on areas of governance related to women safety”.
“It’s absolutely wrong when he is talking of a parallel police force. What he needs to do is that there are many areas of governance which constitute the safety of women. So I will urge the CM to concentrate on those areas,” Bassi had said to a news channel.
The party also targeted the Delhi Police over a survey by a private agency which claimed it to be “corrupt”.
“The crime rate has increased in Delhi. We have been saying that give the Delhi Police to us for a year. If you are not satisfied with it then take it back. Instead of targeting AAP the police should focus on curbing the crime” Pandey said.