With city in chaos, Delhi Lt Guv Tejender Khanna returns from the US holiday, suspends cops over gangrape, hints Sheila Dikshit 'Alice in Wonderland'

Tejender Khanna

Two Assistant Commissioners of Delhi Police have been suspended and explanation sought from two Deputy Commissioners for not being able to prevent the gangrape of a 23-year-old girl, a case which has rocked the conscience of the nation and provoked violent protests here.

At a press conference here, Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna said two ACPs Mohan Singh Dabas of Traffic wing and Yagram of PCR have been suspended.

"I have instructed the Police Commissioner to seek explanation from DCPs Premnath (Traffic) and Satbir Kataria (PCR) and disciplinary action against them will be decided on the basis of that," he said.

Khanna also announced adoption of zero tolerance approach by Delhi Police towards complaint by women and appointed Special Commissioner Sudhir Yadav as the nodal officer for dealing with women's organisations.

After a two-and-a half hour meeting with representatives of various women's groups, Khanna said it would be mandatory for the duty officier of Delhi's all police stations to register the complaint of the woman if she approached them.

"It was decided that if any complaint of misbeviour by any of the 80,000 personnel is received, disciplinary action would be taken," Khanna told reporters.

He said Special Commissioner Yadav has been appointed as nodal officer and on last Friday of every month he will meet the representatives of the women's groups.

Apart from it, the LG said police personnel would be imparted training at the Police Training Colleges to be more sensitive and courteous while dealing with women.

They would be trained on language, behaviour and on how to speak and deal with women, he added.

On the steps to make the public transport more safe, the LG said drivers of public service vehicle would be provided with photo identity cards after proper verification.

During a similar drive for airport taxi drivers, it was found that around 60 per cent had some criminal record. To prevent repetition of such things, drivers would be given photo identity cards only after proper verification from Crime Record Bureau," Khanna said.

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