Senior Police Official Heads Delhi Church Fire Probe

The home minister informed the Lok Sabha that an SIT has been constituted to probe the fire which gutted the church.

Published: 03rd December 2014 07:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2014 07:04 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI:  A joint commissioner of Delhi Police is heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which will probe the fire in a Delhi church, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Wednesday.

A Catholic church in east Delhi's Dilshad Garden area was gutted under mysterious circumstances Monday.

The home minister informed the Lok Sabha that an SIT has been constituted to probe the fire which gutted the church.

He said that a joint commissioner of Delhi Police is heading the SIT, which has been asked to give its report within two months.

Rajnath Singh assured the house that the government would act strongly against anyone trying to hurt the sentiments of people believing in any religion or faith.

He also told Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the government would have no hesitation in tabling the copy of the SIT report in the Lok Sabha if desired.

"As soon as I learnt of the incident, I spoke to the Lt. Governor (of Delhi) and decided to set up the SIT," Rajnath Singh said.

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