New Delhi: After holding an hour long meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Monday said that they both had a discussion over law-and-order situation in the city and will ensure that justice be delivered to the victim in Anand Parbat murder case.
Downplaying controversies over differences between Delhi police and state government, Bassi said that the meeting was held in professional way, keeping in view the law of the land.
“I've full confidence that after this meeting the coordination between police and Delhi government will strengthen. I tried to present my view on police's role in society,” said Bassi.
Bassi's statement came after Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain had stated, “BS Bassi had asked us not to make Anand Parbat murder case a big issue as such incidents keep happening in the city.”
“We take every crime as a challenge. In this case, efforts were made to immediately arrest the culprits. I've explained him (Satyendra Jain) about the situations in which remand is demanded. I'm running Delhi Police with an unbiased and independent approach. I was never pressurised and not being done now.”
Sources said the Chief Minister's Office had asked Bassi to bring a list of pending cases of crime against woman, status of the cases filed as well as details of the SHOs who have not been transferred despite completing their terms.
Bassi was also asked to bring a list of beat constables and list of inspectors who were never made SHOs.
Ahead of the meeting with Kejriwal, Bassi called on Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.
"Police is always accountable towards the system and not to any individual. We are answerable to the government and through it to Parliament," Bassi told reporters after meeting Jung.
AAP has been at loggerheads with Delhi Police over a number of issues and the party has stepped up its attack against it after arrest of its two MLAs. It has been accusing Delhi Police of bias against it saying its MLAs are being targeted under political pressure.
Bassi had yesterday said he will try to dispel "misconceptions" about functioning of his force during his meeting with Kejriwal.
(With PTI inputs)