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Delhi Cabinet, MHA review security situation

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 10:08

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Facing flak in view of the Delhi gang-rape case, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday morning chaired a meeting of her Cabinet at her residence here.

The meeting decided to call a one-day special session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly to discuss the law and order situation in the national capital.

The Delhi CM has also summoned Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar to discuss the situation with him.

Separately, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde also summoned Delhi Police officials after he received a strongly-worded letter from Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The Congress chief has demanded more safety for women.

In her letter to Shinde, Gandhi described the gang-rape of a medical student in a moving bus in Delhi as a "shame for all of us who are responsible for security of our cities". The minister was asked to "sensitise police to the danger our daughters, sisters, mothers face every day."

Security agencies must be motivated and equipped to "deal with this menace", she stressed in the letter.

Gandhi also visited Safdarjang Hospital yesterday where the victim is battling for her life.

First Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 10:08

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