New Delhi, July 18: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Saturday met the family of the teenage girl who was brutally stabbed to death in Anand Parbat locality.
After meeting the family of the teenage girl, Kejriwal attacked the Central government and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should either set the law and order situation in the capital right or hand over the city police to the AAP government.
He said: “The Delhi Police comes under Prime Minister. Either Prime Minister should give time to improve law and order situation of Delhi or he should hand over Delhi Police to us, and we will set things straight.”
“This incident is very horrifying. She was stabbed multiple times, because she resisted teasing. One day those boys killed the girl,” he added.
The Chief Minister further stated that he will summon Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi over the matter.
“We have ordered a Magisterial Inquiry into this, Delhi’s law minister has asked for a report from Delhi Police on this issue. I will summon the Delhi Police Commissioner on Monday,” said Kejriwal.
“If the Delhi Police is not answerable to the elected representatives, then how will the law and order work?” he added.
The Delhi government has meanwhile announced a compensatory amount of Rs. 5 lakh to the 19-year-old girl’s family. The girl was reportedly stabbed 35 times for resisting a molestation attempt.
Earlier, Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain wrote to City Police Commissioner BS Bassi seeking a detailed report of the murder case. The AAP government has ordered a magisterial probe into the murder case.
The BJP lashed back at Arvind Kejriwal’s attack on the Central government, saying that the Delhi CM wants control of the city’s police force to protect ‘criminal elements’ in his party.
BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said: “Why is Kejriwal demanding police to be brought under him? He has always known that the police comes under the Union Home Ministry and not under Delhi government, he wants it because he has criminal elements along with him in his party and in his cabinet.”
He added: “Mr. Kejriwal wants to take the police under him perhaps to protect these criminal elements and see that no action is taken.”
(With Agency Inputs)