Shinde to meet Chief Justice of Delhi HC

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 08:17 hrs

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will meet Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, Justice Darmar Murugesan, here on Monday to discus the issue of fast tracking the gang-rape case.

Shinde will also be meeting Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna to discuss the security situation in the national capital.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who had met Home Minister Shinde earlier on Sunday, is also expected to call on the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

The Delhi Chief Minister had earlier on Sunday demanded that strict and immediate action be taken against officers and personnel responsible for dereliction of duty in connection with the rape incident.

"Police should be made accountable and responsive, she said.

Dikshit urged the Home Minister to ensure rationalisation of police deployment, including for VIP security, and setting up a separate authority to look into complaints against personnel.

"VIPs should not be made an excuse for ordinary citizens to feel insecure," she Dikshit told mediapersons after the meeting.

Dikshit, who was accompanied by her Cabinet colleagues, also urged the Home Minister to ensure that policemen are deployed on public transport for ensuring safety of women.

Home Minister Shinde has been forced on the backfoot following unprecedented public fury over the brutal-gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl and the police action on the protestors gathered at the India Gate yesterday.

Meanwhile, the protestors have gathered at the Jantar Mantar here after the lockdown at India Gate.

Prohibitory orders that were imposed under Section 144 yesterday remains. The media personnel have been asked to vacate the India Gate here, where the situation had become tensed last evening with the police using water cannons to disperse the angry protestors.

The condition of the 23-year-old girl, who was gang-raped on a moving bus, continues to be critical. (ANI)

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