NEW DELHI: Following the public outrage over Delhi cab rape case, the NDA Government on Monday assured Parliament that all necessary steps would be taken to bring the accused cab driver to justice.
In a suo motu statement in the Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while condemning the dastardly act, said that all necessary steps would be taken to bring the offender to justice. Giving details of the incident on December 5, Singh said through painstaking investigation, the culprit driver was zeroed down in Mathura.
Singh said as soon as information was received by the police, a case was registered at Sarai Rohilla Police station and police teams were formed to nab the accussed. The victim was sent for medical examination and she was also counselled by an NGO volunteer authorised by the Delhi Commission for Women, the minister said.
He told the House that the vehicle registered with Uber Cab Service has been found and brought to Delhi for forensic examination.
During the Zero hour, RJD member Rajesh Ranjan raised the issue through a notice saying the rape cases have increased by 35.8 per cent since December 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case.
Ranjan pointed out two recent incidents in Punjab and Haryana, saying these incidents were extremly sensitive. Raising concerns over the recent incident in Delhi, he asked the government to ensure strict action against the offenders.
Meanwhile, all seven BJP MPs from the national capital met the Home Minister raising concerns over the issue. BJP MP from Delhi North-East Manoj Tiwari said that action should be taken not only against the driver but also those responsible for such security lapses. “We met Rajnath Singh and discussed how to improve the safety of women. There should be zero-tolerance against this issue. We want an early result in the case. Looking at the ‘Nirbhaya’ case, we also appeal to the courts to expedite rape cases at the earliest,” he said.