Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi arrives at Delhi Secretariat to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrived at Secretariat on Monday evening to meet Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to discuss 'deteriorating' law and order situation in the national capital.
New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrived at Secretariat on Monday evening to meet Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to discuss 'deteriorating' law and order situation in the national capital.
Earlier today, Bassi met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to discuss the law and order situation in the national capital ahead of his meeting with Delhi CM.
“It was a routine weekly meeting with LG today where we discussed the law and order scenario and strategies to make Delhi better,” says Bassi while talking to reported after his meeting with Jung.
Speaking about sharp attacks on the Delhi Police over law and order situation, Bassi said, “I take criticism, even if it is wrong, in a positive spirit.”
He added that police was accountable towards the "system" instead of any individual.
"Police is always accountable towards the system and not to any individual. We are answerable to the government and through it to Parliament," he said.
Bassi will reportedly meet Kejriwal to discuss 'deteriorating' law and order situation in the national capital that came to light again when a 19-year-old girl was stabbed to death after she repelled an eve-teasing attempt on herself.
Kejriwal had on Saturday met the family of the victim in Anand Parbat locality and asked PM Narendra Modi to improve the law and order situation or transfer the powers of Delhi Police under the state government.
I have called the police commissioner on monday to discuss this case and law n order situation.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 18, 2015
I appeal with folded hands to PM Modi either take out 1 hour for law and order or give Delhi Police to us ; @ArvindKejriwal
— Aam Aadmi Party (@AamAadmiParty) July 19, 2015
However, Police Commissioner Bassi is all geared up to confront Kejriwal and clear all the misconceptions,
“It is my duty that I should remove any misconceptions about policing. I have a good opportunity with the meeting to clear misconception if any," he told reporters.
If anyone interferes with the current Delhi police system, it will be a great danger for the national capital, Bassi added.
Yesterday, AAP's youth wing members protested outside Police HQ, demanding the resignation of ]Bassi.
Kejriwal-led Delhi government has already been at loggerheads with the Delhi Police and after its two MLAs were arrested, the AAP has accused the police of acting under political pressure.