Delhi`s Lt Governor cuts short visit to the US

Last Updated: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 12:32

New Delhi: Delhi`s Lt Governor Tejender Khanna has cut short his US visit following a communication from the government and will Monday hold a meeting with top police brass to take "tough decisions" including possible suspension of certain officials responsible for security.

Khanna, who returned to the city last night, has already given instructions to Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in the wake of violent protests on Sunday at India Gate and Rajpath over the rape of a 23-year-old.

Sources said Khanna, who was on a personal visit to the US cut short his stay following a communication from the Union Home Ministry in view of the volatile situation in the capital, and returned last night.
He held meetings with a number of women groups this morning and assured them all necessary steps to instill confidence among women, which had been shaken following last Sunday`s brutal rape in a moving bus here, will be taken.

Khanna has also invited for talks a number of student leaders who are involved in the ongoing protests.

"A number of decisions will be taken in the meeting Khanna has called with top police brass in the afternoon," sources said.

They said the Lt Governor was giving necessary instructions while in the US to the Delhi Police Commissioner.
The Delhi Police functions under the Union Home Ministry and the Police Commissioner reports to the Lt Governor as he is the administrative head of the police force.

Asked if he has come back after being directed by the Home Ministry, an official in his Secretariat said he has come back on his own.

PTI




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