Delhi rape: Parliamentary panel calls Union Home Secy, Delhi Police head

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 16:11

New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel has issued summons to Union Home Secretary RK Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in connection with the recent gang-rape and brutal assault of a paramedic student in the national capital.

The Parliament`s Standing Committee on Home Affairs has sent notices to both to be present at its meeting on December 27, where the security situation in the country, and Delhi in particular, will be discussed in the wake of the recent rape incident.

The Committee chaired by BJP Rajya Sabha member M Venkaiah Naidu will also discuss setting up fast-track courts to try perpetrators of such heinous crimes and granting of exemplary punishment to them.

Sources close to Naidu said the Parliamentary panel has convened its meeting in the wake of rising incidents of rape in Delhi and to discuss measures to check increasing crime in the capital.

Delhi Police has come under sharp attack on the issue of law and order in the national capital, especially safety of women.

Government has already agreed to try the Delhi gang-rape case in the fast-track court and there have been demands from various quarters for grant of exemplary punishment to the culprits.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 16:11
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