Delhi gang-rape protests: Ten Metro stations to remain closed today

Last Updated: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 06:00 hrs

Ten Metro stations in Central Delhi have been closed down on Sunday as well to prevent the agitators from reaching India Gate and Raisina Hill, the epicentre of the protests against the brutal gang-rape.

These Metro stations were closed down on Saturday for an indefinite period.

As per police advisory, all ten Metro stations Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Barakhamba Road, Mandi House, Jor Bagh, Khan Market, Pragati Maidan and Rajiv Chowk shall remain closed tomorrow till further notice. However, interchange is allowed at Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat.

The decision to close down the Metro stations was taken by Delhi Police, which is making all efforts to prevent the protesters from reaching the India Gate. They have already blocked the entire India Gate area so as to avoid any untoward incident.

Delhi Police had also closed down Metro stations last week to prevent the livid agitators from reaching the protest sites.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 in various places of the national capital.

The 23-year-old girl, who was gang raped and brutally assaulted allegedly by six men in a moving bus in South Delhi on the night of December 16, breathed her last at Singapore's Mount Elizebeth hospital on Saturday at around 2:15 a.m.

The girl, who was undergoing treatment at the Safdarjung hospital here, was shifted to Mount Elizebeth hospital for further treatment.

Delhi Police had earlier on Saturday invoked murder charges against the six men allegedly involved in the gang-rape of the girl in a moving bus after she died in a Singapore hospital and decided to file the charge sheet in court on January 3.

"We hope to file the charge sheet by the 3rd of January, 2013. Section 302 of IPC, which is the penal section for murder, has been added in the case," said Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Dharmendra Kumar.

"It will be our endeavor to ensure the harshest punishment in the book to the culprits," he added. (ANI)

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