Delhi girl stabbing: HC seeks reply of AAP govt, top cop

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the AAP government's response on a plea seeking direction to restrain Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from "creating panic" in the minds of people through official advertisements related to the brutal stabbing of a 19-year-old girl.

PTI| Updated: Aug 05, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the AAP government's response on a plea seeking direction to restrain Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from "creating panic" in the minds of people through official advertisements related to the brutal stabbing of a 19-year-old girl.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also sought reply from the Delhi Police Commissioner over the allegation that police took no action in the matter, even when the girl's parents had lodged a complaint in January 2013, which "emboldened the culprits who kept on harassing victim".

"Notice to the respondents (Delhi government and Delhi Police Commissioner). Reply be filed within four weeks. List it for September 15," it said.

The court notice was issued on a PIL filed by lawyer S N Singh, who also sought direction to hand over the investigation into the case to the CBI.

The petitioner sought that the victim's parents be rehabilitated and given a compensation of Rs 20 lakh.

He said that the direction be given to restrain the "Delhi government from creating panic in the mind of general public by propagating false information about the incident through official advertisements telecast on TV channels, newspapers, hoardings or in any manner".

The girl was stabbed to death on July 16 by two brothers after she objected to their verbal abuse in central Delhi's Anand Parbat area.

The incident took place when the girl was returning home from a market on the fateful fay. After being attacked, she ran to her house and her mother came out to rescue her, when the mother was also stabbed in the back by the accused.

Delhi government's standing counsel Raman Duggal, however, told the court that action has already been taken against the culprits and two of the accused has been arrested in the case, who are currently in judicial custody.