New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal never wrote any official letter to ministry of home affairs seeking control of Delhi Police, an RTI filed by Devashish Bhattacharya has revealed.
According to the RTI, no official letter or communication was made to Home Ministry regarding control of Delhi Police by Delhi government.
The RTI was filed on April 24, 2015.
The Home Ministry in its reply to the RTI has clearly stated that it has not received any letter or application from the Delhi government in connection with handing over control of police to the state government.
In the wake of gruesome murder of a 19-year-old girl , Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday renewed his long-standing demand for handing over of Delhi Police to the city government
Keeping up his tirade against the Centre on functioning of Delhi Police, Kejriwal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into his demand seriously, alleging that law and order situation in the capital was "on a decline".
"I request Prime Minister Narendra Modi with folded hands that the control of Delhi Police be handed over to us. He has to run the complete country. I am not saying Delhi Police officials are wrong. They are very good people and are working but the system is bad. Even Police officials themselves are frustrated with this and no improvement is happening," he claimed.
(With PTI inputs)