Delhi Police to seek life term for gang-rape accused
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police will seek life imprisonment for the accused in the gang-rape of a 23-year-old lady in a moving bus Sunday night, Property Secretary R.K. Singh mentioned Friday and defended Delhi Police in probing the case swiftly and assisting the victims.
Singh defended Delhi Police saying it had produced quickly progress in the case and a police control room (PCR) van reached the spot exactly where the victims had been dumped in 4 minutes.
Addressing a press conference here with Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, Singh mentioned police would seek a quick-track and day-to-day trial in the case of the gang-rape.
Asked if Kumar must resign for the incident, Singh said: “Police has carried out outstanding perform in catching the culprits. That wants to be appreciated.”
He denied that police committment to VIP safety was hampering guarding citizens and mentioned that police had 7,200 separate personnel for VIP security duties.
“We will be asking for maximum punishment,” he mentioned, adding that the maximum sentence in such a case was life imprisonment.
Singh stated police would file a chargesheet against the six accused. The final accused, Akshay Thakur, was arrested by Delhi Police in Aurangabad in Bihar Friday.
He added: “This is going to be a place exactly where any ‘goondagardi’ (hooliganism) and ‘dadagiri’ (bullying) will be swiftly place down.”
Kumar mentioned police had began on the “blind case” on the basis of sketchy info offered by the girl’s male pal, who was with her during the incident.
“We shortlisted 370 carriage buses which had been white. In 18 hours we had the bus and the driver,” Kumar mentioned.
Kumar stated considering that the fifth accused claims to be a juvenile, his details can not be divulged.
He added: “We are going to verify if he is a juvenile or not.”
The police commissioner stated that an attempt to murder case has also been slapped on the accused.
Kumar admitted there had been a rise in rape circumstances in the city from 564 final year to 661 in 2012 but attributed it to the growing population of the city and females feeling much more empowered to report such circumstances.
Singh said the chartered bus in which the incident took spot was not supposed to choose up passengers. “Licences of such buses will be cancelled,” he said.
He stated each and every bus — like those of Delhi Transport Corporation — should show photographs of the driver and cleaner and their identities have to be verified by police.
He said auto and taxi drivers should have public service badges.
The property secretary also mentioned that he had met transport division authorities and each bus and auto will have GPS.
“Men and women will really feel the distinction. Absolutely everyone will really feel safe whilst commuting,” he said.
Meanwhile, anti-rape protests swept across the Indian capital and numerous cities as angry protesters demanded action against the culprits and harsher punishment.
Bodycam Footage Of Police Fatally Shooting Man Armed With Knife
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The Metropolitan Police Division has released body cam video on Wednesday of a man who was fatally shot by an officer during a reported domestic disturbance on Christmas Day in Northeast Washington. Police say Gerald Hall, 29, refused repeated commands to drop a knife he was carrying. Hall was shot by the officer and died from his injuries at an region hospital. A knife was recovered, according to police. The officers involved in the shooting were placed on routine administrative leave, and authorities say those officers have been wearing physique cameras which had been reviewed as component of an investigation. Hall’s family claims the physique cam footage authorities allowed them to watch disputes what police say in fact occurred.
“On this video [you will] hear the officer say, ‘Put the knife down, place the knife down, put the knife down!’” stated Q James, Hall’s cousin. “But you will also not see a knife in his hand to put down.” “I am completely specific — definitely certain — that he did not have a knife,” Hall’s sister, Riquita McCain, said soon after watching the video. “I have no notion why that man shot my brother.” Hall’s family members say his girlfriend is in the video and they say she tells officers he did not have a knife. The shooting took spot in the 3200 block of Walnut Street, NE.
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