Delhi gangrape: Accused will go to SC, seek trial outside Delhi, says lawyer

Safety

The five men are among the six arrested for the gangrape and torture of the woman on December 16 — an incident that sparked outrage and protests across the country.

She and her male friend were assaulted after they boarded the bus at Munirka while returning home from a movie. More than an hour later, they were thrown out of the bus at Mahipalpur where they lay on the road until police vans carried them to Safdarjung hospital. The woman died of injuries at the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore on December 29.

New measures fore women safety

At a meeting of the security commission for NCT of Delhi, chaired by L-G Tejendra Khanna, the police were directed to register all complaints of crimes against women and ensure that they are dealt properly. The L-G said there should be a zero-tolerance policy for such cases, which can also be lodged with Special CP Sudir Yadav.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Leader of Opposition V K Malhotra, founder of NGO SEWA Renana Jhabvala, police chief Neeraj Kumar were present at the meeting held on Thursday.

Decisions taken at the meeting include:

Exclusive telephone lines for women's help desk at each police station.

All FIRs on crime against women be recorded and registered as stated by the complainant.

On last Friday of month, women groups to meet Special CP.

An open house discussion at the L-G's office.

Police must maintain 'respectful and civilised conduct' while dealing with women.

Credentials of staff working in public vehicles to be checked, verified and cleared by police.

Drivers of public vehicles to have photo IDs as part of public service badges.

225 routes identified for more patrolling at night.

1,600 "dark" areas identified, orders go out for streetlights.

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