`NCR turning into crime haven`
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 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."


First Published: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 19:11

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