Will Pull the Trigger on Rapists if Law Permits: Delhi CP Bassi

Published: 05th January 2016 05:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th January 2016 09:10 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: With the increase in number of rape incidents in the National Capital, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Monday said that ‘if the Constitution permits, they would not hesitate to shoot the accused involved in heinous crimes against women’.

Stating that the city had witnessed rape incidents where even a two-month-old toddler fell prey to a rapist and a 80-year-old woman was raped, Bassi said, “Rapists are sick people. There are some 150-200 males who see a woman only as they see them in a porn movie. That’s why they see even a two-month-old baby or an 80-year-old woman as targets.” He further stated that these predators (rapists) do not see ‘women as someone’s sister or mother or wife’.

WILL.jpg“We are always worried about the safety of women. We will not refrain to shoot the accused in cases of crime against women if the Constitution permits us. We will not hesitate to shoot the accused (rapist) on the spot in front of the public if the Constitution gives permission to us,” he said.

He, however, noted that they were “committed to human rights”.

In the 1960s and 1970s there was fear of police among the perpetrators. “They (rapists and criminals) were brutally beaten up by the force in public but now it cannot be done as we are committed to human rights. Things have changed, but police is always worried about women’s safety,” he noted.


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