Delhi police rejig in pipeline

Published: 01st May 2013 08:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st May 2013 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

Before taking a decision regarding a major reshuffle in the Delhi Police administration, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has asked the ministry officials to prepare an internal assessment report analysing the law and order situation in the national capital.

The move comes amid growing demand for removal of top brass in the Delhi Police, including Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.

It is learnt that the decision to prepare an internal report was conveyed to the officials on Monday, after a meeting with the Home Minister. Sources said the report would also include the findings of a one-man committee set up by the Home Ministry in the wake of alleged assault on West Bengal Finance Minister Amita Mitra and security breach at Shinde’s residence on April 11.

“It was also conveyed to the Home Minister that information regarding march of the protesters to his residence was shared with the Delhi Police by the Home Ministry officials in advance, but the police response was delayed due to lack of coordination,” high-level sources said.

They said a report looking into two incidents submitted by Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry K A Ganai had indicted the Delhi Police for lax policing and complete lack of coordination.

His report had also exposed delay in police response in the alleged assault on Mitra.

A Joint Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) report on the April 15 rape of a five-year-old had found the station house officer and investigating officer responsible for delay in registering the FIR and for offering a bribe of `2,000 to the family to hush up the case.

The five-year-old girl was reported missing on April 15 and an FIR registered in the Gandhinagar Police Station at 10 pm the same day. However, the girl was rescued only on April 17.


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