Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

IIM-Trichy to offer short courses too at Chennai centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Nobody safe in Delhi, says anguished court

Wednesday December 19, 2012 03:37:16 PM, IANS

Related Articles

Need stronger law against rape: Meira Kumar

"A new law should be brought in and must get passed to ensure the safety of women. The laws at present are not enough, we need stricter   »

Gang-rape victim still critical, India cries for justice

Woman gang-raped in Delhi bus, battles for life

New Delhi: "Nobody is safe here," the Delhi High Court remarked Wednesday as it took suo moto notice of a woman's gang-rape in a bus and told Delhi Police to file a report by Friday.

The Delhi government informed the court that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been set up to investigate the crime to be headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Chhaya Sharma.

The court asked the SIT to file a status report within two days.

Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also directed the government and the police commissioner that investigations "must be of high standard" and concluded "as expeditiously as possible".

Justice Murugesan observed: "Nobody is safe here, it's repeatedly seen in Delhi."

The bench also directed the Delhi government to provide the best possible medical facilities to the victim and her male friend who were attacked in the bus Sunday night.

"Provide best possible treatment to the victim and her friend, shift her to (the) best private hospital if required. And if transfer from hospital is not possible, bring in the best doctor for her," the bench said.

Advocate Najmi Waziri, standing counsel of the Delhi government, told the court that the "woman is in critical condition and the best possible treatment would be given to her".

"If transfer to another hospital is required, we would bring the best doctor to her. We have promised the girl's family best medical treatment for her," the advocate said.

The bench said it would monitor the case, and asked Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar to revert in two days, detailing the names of police officers deployed at checkposts on the night of the incident.

The bus was driven around the city for 40 minutes Sunday night while the rapists committed the crime.

Delhi's standing counsel Pawan Sharma said four of the accused had been arrested, adding police had gone to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in search of two others.

Sharma said police were set to file a chargesheet within a month.

The court observed: "It is the duty of the police to ensure that such incidents do not happen. What was the police force doing while the offenders roamed (the) city streets for 40 minutes?"

The court said it would issue guidelines to be followed in such cases.

The bench pulled up the police for not taking precautions earlier.

"The police commissioner is directed to comply with the Supreme Court order for removing tinted film from vehicles, including public transport systems," the court said.

Waziri told the court that officers faced problems in implementing the Supreme Court order as vehicles from other states had tinted windows.

The bench directed police perosnnel at border checkposts to ensure that no such vehicle entered the city.

Justice Murugesan said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had proposed five fast-tack courts to deal with rape cases. The judge said the proposal was immediately accepted.

He added, however, that unless investigation was conducted properly and witnesses produced during trial, even fast-track courts would not serve any purpose.






 

 



 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

I

More Headlines

Photos of lost Russian crown jewels found in US library

In Himachal, BJP and Congress are hopeful

Need stronger law against rape: Meira Kumar

UAE offices to be closed Jan 1

Illegal Bangladeshi immigration being tackled: Government

Tunisian president pelted with stones

Facebook arrests: Closure report filed in court

13 killed in Pune building collapse

Kazakhstan’s economy has to tell a great success story

Palestinian party launches boycott Israel campaign

Failed girl students keep teachers under siege

Malaysian PM calls on Muslim countries to understand aspirations of youths

 

Top Stories

Need stronger law against rape: Meira Kumar

"A new law should be brought in and must get passed to ensure the safety of women. The laws at present are not enough, we need stricter   »

Gang-rape victim still critical, India cries for justice

Woman gang-raped in Delhi bus, battles for life

 

  Most Read

Malaysian PM calls on Muslim countries to understand aspirations of youths

Stating that the Muslim world is experiencing a "youth bulge", Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak asked the Muslim countries to understand what young  »

Gang-rape victim still critical, India cries for justice

Anger, grief and outrage….it all spilled over Tuesday as a 23-year-old continued to battle for life in a Delhi hospital after being brutally tortured and gang-raped, becoming the anguished cynosure of a nation  »

Woman gang-raped in Delhi bus, battles for life

 

  News Pick

Facebook arrests: Closure report filed in court

Exactly a month after two Palghar girls were arrested for their comments on Facebook questioning the shutdown following Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death  »

Five aircraft, a chopper gutted in Hyderabad airport fire

Five aircraft and a helicopter, which flies the Andhra Pradesh chief minister, were gutted in a major fire at old Hyderabad airport late Monday night, officials said Tuesday. There are no reports of any casualties in the fire that broke out around midnight at the maintenance shed of Andhra Pradesh  »

Kazakhstan’s economy has to tell a great success story

Kazakhstan is a fast growing economic power in Central Asia. A country, with a rich history and tradition, also abounds in immense natural resources. The vibrant leadership of President Nursultan Nazarbayev  »

Mulayam raises Muslim quota issue in Lok Sabha

"Muslims and farmers have contributed 80 percent in the growth of this country... Muslims are still very backward as noted by the Sachar Committee report. They should be given reservations as per their population."    »

Parliament disrupted over quota bill, Muslim reservation

Provide job quota to Muslims, demands Samajwadi Party

 

Picture of the Day

Tri Service Chiefs paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate on the occasion of Navy Day in New Delhi on December 04, 2012.

 

Recommend the story to your friends

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

The Funny Side

Education & Career

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.