In the one-day special Assembly session to discuss the deteriorating law and order situation and women's safety today, the Aam Aadmi Party government tabled a resolution to set up a commission of enquiry, which will include a judge, to recommend action in cases of crime against women in the city.
"The commission of enquiry is in contravention of Rule number 239AA. Setting up a commission is only a drama to mislead the people of Delhi. The Assembly cannot set up a commission of enquiry on matters beyond Assembly's jurisdiction, so it is illegal," Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said.
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BJP MLAs threw copies of the resolution and walked out of the Assembly. BJP has three MLAs in the 70-member House.
The decision to hold the special Assembly session came amid escalating confrontation between AAP Government and Delhi Police, following the brutal murder of a 19-year-old girl in Anand Parbat area on July 16.
The AAP government had accused Delhi Police of taking the case "lightly", saying her life could have been saved if her complaint against the accused was taken seriously.
The special session was scheduled for July 28, but it was postponed following the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.