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Delhi CM seeks PM's intervention for better security for women

Press Trust of India
Feb 13, 2013 at 11:39pm IST

New Delhi: Unhappy over functioning of the police in Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention in ensuring better security for women. She has also said that situation remained unchanged even after the massive public outcry in wake of brutal gangrape incident in the city.

In a letter to Singh, written on Tuesday, Dikshit said no visible improvement had been witnessed in overall policing in Delhi in last two months, though the police had assured enhanced security for women following the protest after the December 16 gangrape and assault of a 23-year-old girl, sources said. The girl had died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.

The Chief Minister requested the Prime Minister to look into the issue and ensure better security infrastructure in the city. According to sources, Dikshit had written a similar letter to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for taking effective steps in improving the law and order situation in the capital.

Delhi CM seeks PM's intervention over women security

Dikshit said that the situation remained unchanged despite the massive outcry after the Delhi gangrape case.

She has referred to an incident of brutal assault of a college girl in Lajpat Nagar earlier in February in which iron rod was shoved into her throat by her attacker after he failed in his rape attempt, and said "nothing has changed even after the widespread public anger against the police."

Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar had on Tuesday met the Delhi Chief Minister and apprised her about the steps being taken by the force to improve safety of women. Kumar had informed her about various measures taken by Delhi Police in instilling confidence among the women in the force.

Dikshit had stressed the need for more efforts by the police to check crime against women and improve the overall law and order situation in the city. She had also made a reference to the issue of training of police personnel.

Dikshit had been critical of functioning of the police force and demanded the resignation of Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in the wake of the gangrape incident.

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