Delhi CM highlights need to rectify loopholes in police functioning

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 15:10 hrs

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said that there is a need to rectify the loopholes in the police functioning in the national capital.

Delhi CM was referring to the Justice Usha Mehra Committee observations, which was constituted to conduct an overall probe into the Delhi gangrape case that aroused spate of protests across the country in December last year.

The panel headed by Justice Usha Mehra, submitted its report to Law Ministry on Friday.

The report has pointed out numerous loopholes in the functioning of Delhi Police and also the transport department.

On these aspects, Dikshit said that the suggestions of the committee should be taken reckoned in right earnest and implemented too.

"This is an opportunity for us to rectify the loopholes as someone has pointed out. We have said many times but we are unable to do it. But now, when the report of the committee (Justice Usha Mehra Committee) is out, it should be implemented in my view," said Dikshit.

The committee has declared that there was a lack of co-ordination between the Delhi Police and the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

It also noted that without proper verification of the antecedents of the owner of the bus, in which the 23-year-old victim was gang raped, the bus was granted the permit for inter-state carriage operations.

The report has blamed the DTC of renewing the license of the bus, which was penalised by the police on several occasions.

The panel has also recommended the government to amend the laws relating to the hearings of the victim. (ANI)

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