LG takes police to task, suspends two officers

Two DCPs have also been asked to give explanation

Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna cut short his visit to the United States, returning to the Capital to suspend two police officials for failing to prevent the gang rape of a young woman in a city bus.

The action against two assistant commissioners – Mohan Singh Dabas from traffic police and Yagram from police control room – after a meeting with Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar. Explanations were also sought from their two seniors, deputy
commissioner of police (traffic) Premnath and DCP (police control room) Satbir Kataria.

“The DCPs has been asked to give explanation and I have instructed  police commissioner to take suitable action accordingly,” Khanna said at a press conference at Raj Niwas on Monday.

Khanna also announced several initiatives to make police more sensitive towards women issues and check crime against them.

Khanna said Delhi Police have appointed special commissioner (traffic) Sudhir Yadav, as the nodal point for receiving complaints regarding inaction on complaints of harassment and violence against women.

“He can be contacted 24x7 on his mobile - 9818099012, email: splcptraffic@gmail.com by any women in any kind of problem. He will also meet representatives of women rights groups on the last Friday of every month at 4 pm starting, December 28,” said Khanna.
Khanna also warned of action against any police official found misbehaving with people.

“Disciplinary action will be taken on any complaint made by a woman against a police official,” he said. Officers will be trained at the Police Training College to make them more sensitive towards women.

It has also been decided that authorised drivers and other staff of public service vehicles must have a photo IDs as a part of their public service badge.

Copies of such badges are to be displayed on front windscreens as well as in the passenger seating area, said Khanna.

He also promised installation of proper lighting in dimly lit streets in a time-bound manner.

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