Delhi Horror:After court rap, police admit lapses, apologise

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Delhi Gang Rape
New Delhi, Jan 10: Finally, Delhi police admitted its mistake for failing to come up with a satisfactory status report on the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student on Dec 16, 2012. A day after Delhi High Court rapped top police officials and held them responsible for the brutal gangrape in the national capital, police on Thursday, Jan 10 tendered an unconditional apology to the High Court.

The police has also submitted a fresh report containing the details of the name of the policemen who were present at the time when the 23-year-old victim and her friend sought help. The report also says that the role of the PCR van is being examined.

High Court on Wednesday asked the police, "Why no action has been taken against the city police commissioner, DCP (south) and joint CP (traffic) for lapses on their respective parts?"

"Don't try to save the police. Despite of us expressing our unhappiness, police have not disclosed names of its officials posted in relevant areas and PCR vans."

After special public prosecutor Dayan Krishnan claimed that the police had taken action and suspended an ACP, he faced the chief justice's wrath. "Why just an ACP suspended as per your report? Is he the only one responsible for the security lapses? Why not the DCP? Why not the police commissioner? Who is the controlling officer for Delhi Police? We are not happy with this," the chief justice said.

The court trashed the status report given in a "sealed cover" by Krishnan, saying it failed to provide names of officials deployed in the three police vans stationed on the route the bus had taken. "You can't go like this, don't try to save the officials," the bench said.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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