`NCR turning into crime haven`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 19:11

New Delhi: Cutting across party lines, MPs
on Wednesday voiced concern over the law and order situation in the
capital and adjoining areas, with CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat
alleging that the NCR was turning into a "crime haven".

"The entire NCR region has become a haven for crime.

Yesterday a girl student was shot dead in broad day light in
the capital. Today a couple was shot at near the capital. It
seems the entire region is becoming a haven for crime," Karat
told reporters outside Parliament.

A couple on a motorcycle was shot at in the National
Capital Region today, a day after a 22-year-old Delhi
University student was shot dead by an unidentified assailant
near her college in South Delhi on Tuesday.

Meena and her husband Munnawar Hussain were admitted
to Noida`s Kailash Hospital after the assailants fired at them
at the Noida Sector 21-25 crossing.

Seeking Home Ministry`s intervention, Karat said the
city "is not becoming safe for women.

"The conviction rate is going down and crime rate is
going up. So the message is that whatever you do, there would
be no punishment," the CPI(M) Politburo member said.

Targeting the police, Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit
said, "Police administration should be serious about the law
and order situation. Delhi Police should review the law and
order. There should be fear against committing crime.

"It seems Delhi Police is not keen on basic policing.
They immediately reach a construction site but do not show the
same promptness in reaching crime site," he said.

BJP leader Rajnath Singh said, "Even Delhi Chief
Minister has said that women are not safe in Delhi. So the
Centre should take some concrete steps to improve the
situation."

Terming the law and order situation in the capital as
"alarming", RJD leader Lalu Prasad said, "There is no law and
order in Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister has also said that the
police has failed in preventing crime. So the situation is
alarming."

Singh said the Noida shooting was not an isolated
incident and attacked the UP government over the law and order
situation in the state.

"Lawlessness is prevailing in entire Uttar Pradesh.
There are many areas in UP where these kind of incidents are
becoming regular. Law and order situation is worsening in the
state."

Appealing the Centre to take cognisance of the
prevailing situation in Uttar Pradesh, Singh said, "Since the
state government has failed to take any concrete step to
control crime, Centre should take some steps to bring the
situation under control."

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 19:11

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