AAP demands employment for kin of slain constable

The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday termed Delhi government's decision to give Rs 1 crore compensation to the family of slain constable Jagbir Singh a partial step and demanded that employment be given to one of his family members.

PTI| Updated: Oct 15, 2014, 22:20 PM IST

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday termed Delhi government's decision to give Rs 1 crore compensation to the family of slain constable Jagbir Singh a partial step and demanded that employment be given to one of his family members.

The party also alleged that the state is yet to take care of another constable Narender, who sustained injuries in the same attack in the early hours of Monday and is admitted in Gangaram Hospital here.

"Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's announcement to provide Rs 1 crore to the family of Delhi Police martyr constable Jagbir Singh is a step partially in the right direction," a party spokesperson said.

"AAP demands that the Delhi administration also provide government employment to one member of his family and ensure proper education and wellbeing of his children. It is yet to take care of constable Narender, who also sustained injuries in the same attack," he said.

Jagbir was killed and Narender was seriously injured after miscreants opened fire at them at outer Delhi's Vijay Vihar area in the wee hours of Monday.

The party said if Union Home Ministry and the LG are serious in improving policing in the national capital, they must immediately address the problems being faced by the police personnel.

"Can any police in any national capital be expected to chase and nab chain snatchers on bicycles? Our government expects that and provides a monthly allowance of Rs 75 to each constable to maintain the cycle. It is shocking that even fuel allowance is not paid to beat constables who conduct rounds on their beats on shared motorcycles.

"The AAP demands that maximum working hours for police personnel in a day must be clearly specified and implemented. A special medical scheme must be announced for them. Their housing and living conditions must be improved," the spokesperson said.