BEWARE! ‘Zero Tolerance’ towards crime against women in Delhi now
New Delhi: The Security Commission for Delhi on Thursday issued direction to Delhi Police to show ‘zero tolerance’ towards crime against women and adopt high importance toward safety and security of women in the national capital.
During the meeting, the commission also directed the state police to register complaints in verbatim as told by the victim or their family. “FIR on all crime against women will be recorded and registered as it is stated by the complainant,’’ said Tejendra Khanna.
The meeting held under the chairmanship of Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna at Raj Niwas was attended among others by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Leader of Opposition in Assembly VK Malhotra and Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.
Tejendra Khanna said directions have been issued to all the police personnel to show respect towards women including installing 'women helpdesks' in all the police stations.
Now onwards, women can lodge their complaints directly with Special Commissioner of Police Sudhir Yadav.
It was also conveyed that all drivers/conductors/cleaners of public vehicles will be checked, verified and cleared by the police.
These measures have been taken in the wake of December 16 gang-rape-murder case in which a 23-year old paramedical student was gang raped and assaulted to death by a group of six men. The following days witnessed a massive protest throughout the country for safety and security of women in the public domain.