Police should mind their own business, says Dikshit

Reacting to complaints by public representatives on harassment by police even over to legal constructions, chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday once again advised Delhi police to strive to maintain law and order instead of interfering in the issues unrelated to it.

She said she would take up the matter with the Union government in this regard.

“Police must concentrate on maintaining the law and order instead of the issues which fall under the jurisdiction of local bodies and other agencies. There must be a clear demarcation which would go a long way in providing relief to the residents who are being harassed by more than one agencies on a single issue,” said Dikshit, while interacting with the city MPs and MLAs on the issues related to unauthorised colonies, section 81 of the Delhi Land Rules, extension of Lal Dora and overlapping jurisdiction of police.

Besides her cabinet colleagues, Members of Parliament — Sandeep Dikshit and Ramesh Kumar and a dozen MLAs were also present at the meeting. Dikshit gave a patient hearing and took note of their suggestions and assured them to bring a Cabinet note on the issues of Lal Dora and Section 81 (meant to check colonisation).

She made it clear that there is no reason to harass anybody on the pretext of Section 81. Delhi government has recently decided to regularise all colonies that were built on the Lal Dora land.

On the issue of shifting of high tension lines, Dikshit said her government is mulling to frame a policy to overcome the on-going danger due to these lines over the densely-populated colonies.

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