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Dikshit wants top cops to be made accountable

Published: 24th December 2012 11:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2012 11:44 AM   |  A+A-

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Expressing deep anguish over the utter mishandling of security issues here, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has requested Union Home Minister to take immediate action by making senior police officials accountable.

Following a meeting of Delhi Cabinet on Sunday evening, the CM and her colleagues called on Shinde to discuss ways to improve security for women and girls in the city.

She also demanded rationalisation of police deployment for VIP Security.

“VIP duty should not be made an excuse for ordinary citizens to feel insecure. If Police can be withdrawn from VIP security, government must do that. VIP security is not an excuse for poor policing,” Dikshit said.

Speaking after the meeting, she said that her Cabinet suggested Home Minister that his Ministry and Delhi Police must implement some mechanism so that people should feel secure no matter what time they go in and out.

She also demanded that strict and immediate action be taken against officers and personnel responsible for dereliction of duty in connection with the rape incident.

“Shinde should direct his ministry and Lt.Governor to restore people’s trust. Patrolling and visibility of police is must for restoration of people’s confidence in law and order machinery,” She said.

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