After Delhi High Court’s strong displeasure over action taken report in the gang-rape case, Union Home Secretary R K Singh, in a rare Press conference on Friday, defended City Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar saying the cops have done a great job in cracking the blind case.
“There is no reason for the Delhi Police to be defensive. They have investigated and caught six culprits. If we think dispassionately, any case cracked in one or two days is brilliant work’’, Singh said.
He also assured better policing in future. ‘’The kind of policing we will have, will ensure that everyone can move in the City day and night without any fear’’, he said.
The hurriedly called Press conference addressed jointly by Singh and Neeraj Kumar was widely seen as a reaction to public outrage seeking the head of the Police Commissioner for lax policing.
Reacting to the people’s demands, Singh said this is an incident which shook all.
Singh said henceforth no ‘goonda gardi’ and misbehaviour with women will be tolerated and police action will be visible on the ground.
There were strong protests throughout the day and the protesters, most of them students, reached Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Delhi High Court, during Friday’s hearing, slammed the police for being “evasive” in its probe status report in providing details of its officers on patrol duty in the area covered by the bus in which the girl was gang-raped for about 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, The fifth and sixth accused were nabbed on Friday. The fifth one, a helper who was absconding, was apprehended from Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun and he has claimed to be a minor.
The sixth accused was arrested from his home in Bihar’s Aurangabad district.