Probe report on Delhi police, Safdarjung staff submitted

Delhi police
New Delhi, Jan 18: A high-level inquiry set up to probe alleged non-responsive behaviour of PCR vans to a distress call for helping Delhi gangrape victim and other claims by her friend, today submitted its report to the Home Ministry.

The probe by Joint Secretary Veena Kumari Meena looked into the allegations made by the lone eye-witness of the Dec 16 gangrape like late arrival, non-responsive behaviour of PCR vans and the role of Safdarjung hospital staff while treating the gangrape victim and her friend and other charges as well as ascertained the facts and lapses if any.

Home Secretary RK Singh confirmed receiving the report but declined to say anything on its contents. Singh said he has not gone through the report yet.

According to the terms of reference, the inquiry committee has also been mandated to find out how the bus in question continued to ply even after being challenged several times and whether any cancellation of its registration and confiscation could have been done or not and if not, then the reasons thereof.

It was specifically asked to look as to how much time the PCR vans took to reach the spot, whether they delayed in taking action after reaching the spot on discussing the jurisdiction issue or any other issue and whether the PCR policemen took all necessary action as warranted.

The probe also looked into recent media report regarding non-responsiveness of Dial 100 helpline to a woman journalist. The 23-year-old victim, a paramedic student, was brutally raped and assaulted in a moving bus. She passed away in a Singapore hospital on Dec 29.


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