Sheila Dikshit: Police need better training

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Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, March 4: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who once again emphasised the need for the Delhi gangrape incident to serve as a wake-up call, said that although her plate is already full with work and is not asking for the police to be brought under her control, it is atleast necessary that they are better trained.

"I did not ask for the police to be brought under my government. I merely said they need better training. I really can't say that I'm dying to get law and order as I have enough work on my plate. Police response will be better under elected government," she said.Dikshit said that there is a need to train the Delhi Police in a "people-friendly manner".

She is currently part of a series of rallies ahead of Assembly elections in November this year.

Soon after the  gangrape incident, Dikshit had lashed out at the Delhi police calling them "insensitive". She had shot off a letter to the Prime Minister expressing her displeasure that there had been no improvment in safety particularly for women. She had also expressed her anguish at the laxity with which the Delhi police have been handling the case of the victim of gangrape.

"What anguished me or gave me a lot of pain was when I saw that the action taken was not commensurate with the crime that has been committed. That's when I wrote that just removing a couple of cops here and there won't help."

Eight police personnel were suspended for dereliction of duty in the wake of the incident.

OneIndia News (With inputs from IANS)

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