New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The AAP government on Tuesday said a one-day special session of the Delhi assembly would be held on July 28 to form a panel to probe “police inaction” in cases of crimes against women in the national capital.
The decision comes a day after Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi reportedly refused to share details regarding crimes against women with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“The Delhi government has decided to call a special session to propose the setting up of an inquiry commission to probe what action will be taken in these cases (crime against women),” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters here.
A resolution to set up the comission of inquiry would be moved and put to vote in the one-day assembly session.
The brutal stabbing of the 19-year-old woman on July 16 in Anand Parbat locality of central Delhi has again brought the issue of women’s safety into focus, pitting the Arvind Kejriwal government against Delhi Police.
Sisodia said the stabbing of the young girl her stalkers in the capital was a gruesome incident that showed how women were harassed everyday.
“She was stabbed 32 times in broad daylight. Her complaint against her stalkers was with the Delhi Police since 2013,” Sisodia said.
“It is a horrific incident. Many such incidents are taking place in the capital where women are molested and stalked. They are tortured when they to go school or workplace. Even if they complain, no action is taken,” the deputy chief minister added.
The commission would seek action against police officials for negligence and support speedy trial in such cases and implementation of the recommendations of the Justice Verma Committee, he said.
Justice Verma Committee had recommended amendments to the criminal law for quicker trial and enhanced punishment in sexual assault cases.
The government has accused police – who do not report to it – of callousness in probing the murder and blamed police for what it said was the deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi.