Delhi police chief says won’t resign, promises action against errant cops

Published: 23rd April 2013 09:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2013 09:33 AM   |  A+A-

Ruling out resigning over the rape of a five-year-old in Delhi, Commissioner of Police Neeraj Kumar said it would not help in any way. He promised to take action against the policemen who were negligent in taking quick action and tried to hush it up.

Speaking of the demand for his resignation, Kumar said, “But that is not going to solve the problem. The problem is one of mental depravity, one of a psychopath, the problem is one of mental sickness and that is not going to be sorted out by anyone resigning,” he said

Kumar said the police personnel who allegedly offered Rs 2,000 to parents of the child to hush up the case are yet to be identified. He admitted that the personnel did not act the way they should have. Regarding action against the policemen who showed insensitivity and did not take prompt action on the complaint of the child’s parents, he said the father of the victim was not in a position to identify the two police personnel who were said to have been lax when the complaint was made.

“The main allegation was of giving Rs 2,000 by two people, one in uniform and one in plain clothes, to the father of the child to hush up the matter. Unfortunately, because the father is too tied up in hospital and is unable to come to the police station and identify those two people, our efforts at identifying them have not succeeded yet,” he said.

It may be recalled that SHO Dharampal Singh and SI Mahavir Singh, who was the first investigating officers in the case, have been suspended on charges of dereliction of duty. Kumar suspended ACP B S Ahlawat for slapping a girl who was protesting at the Swami Dayanand Hospital.


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