Delhi Police presence on roads will only make women secure: R P N Singh

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 08:17 hrs

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home affairs R P N Singh on Saturday said that the Delhi Police will have to ensure its presence on roads and streets of the national capital in order to make the women feel safe and secure.

Amid massive protest from last six days against the government and police, questioning security measures in the capital after a 23-year-old girl was gang raped and tortured on a moving bus, R P N Singh and Home Secretary R K Singh travelled incognito in the capital to find out the security measures during nights.

After talking to women passenger during his journey, the minister said: "If women say they feel unsafe, I can now understand why they are saying so. I think police will have to ensure their presence on the roads; so that they can feel secure.

"I travelled from Moti Bag to Chhattarpur via Vasant Kunj and Vasant Vihar. After speaking to the women travelling at that time, I realised why they feel insecure. On the basis of this experience I will say to ministry to take proper steps. I will now frequently travel by bus on various routs to find out the security measures here," said R P N Singh.

Asked about his comment on punishment to rapists, he said: "If we you ask me, I also feel that the rapists should be hanged. But, they will learn a lesion if they get life-term. Such cases should be heard in fast track courts, but our primary concern is to make the women feel that they are safe out of their houses."

Singh emphasized that his office will ask to increase checking of public transport vehicles and installation of GPS in all buses and autos in the city.

According to doctors, the rape victim is battling for life in Safdarjung hospital, showing early signs of sepsis, a potentially deadly medical condition characterised by a whole-body inflammatory state caused by severe infection. 

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