The spat between the Delhi Police and the Delhi Government over the incidents arising out of a young woman’s brutal gangrape here has continued unabated with City Police Commissioner (CP) Neeraj Kumar shooting off a letter to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) refuting the allegations levelled by a Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM).
According to SDM Usha Chaturvedi, officials from the Delhi Police had interfered while she was recording the statement of the 23-year- old rape victim.
The CP’s missive came in response to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who had dispatched a letter to the MHA on Monday which referred to the complaint made by the SDM against the unnecessary meddling on the part of the cops.
Also, the police are believed to have attempted in vain to get the SDM to put questions to the victim from a questionnaire prepared by them. And Dikshit had asked the ministry to look into the issue.
The Commissioner, while denying the charges levelled against the police, pointed out that the Delhi Government ought to have asked for the cops’ version before approaching the MHA.
He further said that Chaturvedi had problems with the police on two earlier occasions, whereas the police had no issues while working with any other SDM posted in the city.