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Gang-rape convict's interview row: Delhi Police chief briefs HM

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the steps police has taken over the controversial interview of December 16 gang-rape convict lodged in Tihar Jail and later said those involved in the matter will be questioned soon.



New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the steps police has taken over the controversial interview of December 16 gang-rape convict lodged in Tihar Jail and later said those involved in the matter will be questioned soon.

Bassi told reporters after the meeting that they were focusing on the "criminality of the case and violation of law" and arrests will be made based on findings of the probe.

"During the meeting with the Home Minister, various matters were discussed along with the controversial issue. I have briefed the minister in detail," he said.

Delhi Police had yesterday registered an FIR and secured a court order restraining the media from airing the interview which has triggered a storm and wherein the convict, Mukesh Singh, shows no remorse over the crime which shocked the nation.

"And today we took a regular order from a competent court and informed BBC and other channels against broadcasting and uploading of the video of the interview on internet and so that nobody violates the law," he said.

In the interview conducted by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin and BBC, Mukesh, the driver of the bus in which the 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gangraped by six men on December 16, 2012, has made derogatory statements against women, police said.

"Reading of media reports in this matter suggest content of the video violates law. So, we started investigation and will examine necessary witnesses. Our attempt is nobody circulates this video as it violates law, Bassi added.

Sources said that police has also written to video sharing websites like Youtube and others to ensure that the documentary is not available on them while similar efforts will be made to block the text of the interview from appearing on internet as well.

From Zee News

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