In wake of Delhi murder case, CM says govt putting all efforts to make city safe

Sheila Dikshit

Asserting that there is a need to rectify all the mistakes, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the government is making all efforts to ensure that nobody in the national capital feels unsafe.

"The government can help, can alert people and will take action wherever required. The police also now have to be more alert. Around 20 to 22 lakh people move in metro (Delhi Metro), about 50 lakh people travel daily in buses. So, it comes to a total of around 70-72 lakhs. To monitor it and to change the culture will take time," Dikshit said.

"But we are making all efforts to ensure that an environment is created in Delhi where nobody feels unsafe," she added, when asked to comment on last evening's incident where a young woman was shot dead in full public view in Sarai Kale Khan area of South Delhi.

Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh earlier in the day called for stringent laws and effective policing to ensure that that the national capital becomes a safe place for all, in particular the feminine gender.

"This is very unfortunate that criminals don't have fear of law in their minds. So, I would request that there should be very strict laws and the police should act as very competent (so) that the criminals know there is a law," she said.

A 25-year-old woman was shot dead in public view by an allegedly drunk man after a protracted and loud argument at the crowded Sarai Kale Khan bus terminus yesterday.

Delhi Police, which had come under sharp criticism in the wake of the brutal assault and gangrape of a paramedical student on a moving bus in December last year, swung into action immediately and arrested the accused.

This incident, however, once again brings to notice the failing law and order situation in the national capital.

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