Delhi Gangrape: HC slams Delhi Police for its report

Gangrape

He assured the bench that a more elaborate report will be filed later.

The court has now fixed the matter for further hearing on January 9.

The bench had on December 19 taken suo motu cognisance of the gang rape incident and had decided to monitor its probe by directing police to carry a "high standard" investigation and file the chargesheet only after the court's perusal.

"Nobody is safe," the court had said noting that such incidents repeatedly happen in the city.

It had asked the police how the bus, having tinted glasses, kept plying on busy roads for 40 minutes and the sexual assault remained undetected.

The court had directed the Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar to file a status report within two days giving all details.

During today's hearing, the court directed the Delhi Government to look into the lack of infrastructure and other facility at Central Forensice Science Laboratory(CFSL).

"We are informed that there is no director at the CFSL and there are two deputy directors in the CFSL who are not competent and leads to delay of one to two years in the investigation.

"Evidence is lost. They don't accept any sample as there is shortage of chemicals also. If it is so, then please rectify it immediately," the bench said.

The court, however, disallowed the plea of a woman lawyer that the 23-year-old girl be shifted to Apollo Hospital here.

"As far as this request is concerned, we have already noted in our previous order that the victim, if possible be shifted to a super speciality hospital for the best treatment," it said.

The court allowed the submission of Waziri that the report be kept in sealed cover as it contains crucial and sensitive information relating to the ongoing probe in the case.

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