Delhi Po­lice is Cen­tre’s sole re­spon­si­bil­ity: AAP

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City | Street Crime - & AGEN­CIES

New Delhi: AAP na­tional spokesper­son Raghav Chadha said on Satur­day said the law and or­der sit­u­a­tion in Delhi was de­te­ri­o­rat­ing with each pass­ing day and the Union min­istry of home af­fairs, which con­trols Delhi Po­lice, should take “im­me­di­ate and strong mea­sures” to re­store it.

Chadha said the broad day­light snatch­ing and rob­bery in­ci­dent in­volv­ing the Prime Min­is­ter’s niece showed how “mis­er­able, pa­thetic and wor­ri­some” the law and or­der sit­u­a­tion in the cap­i­tal was.

“Delhi Po­lice needs to be tight­ened and re­spon­si­bil­ity has to be fixed for each and ev­ery crime that takes place in the city. No lack­adaisi­cal ap­proach should be tol­er­ated when it comes to safety and se­cu­rity of peo­ple,” Chadha said.

Chadha added that the party didn’t want to in­dulge in any fin­ger-point­ing, but wanted so­lu­tions from those who were tasked with the con­sti­tu­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure proper law and or­der and safety of peo­ple of Delhi. “It is all the more shock­ing that such an in­ci­dent took place near the res­i­dences of lieu­tenant gov­er­nor and the chief min­is­ter,” he said.

He urged the home min­istry to take im­me­di­ate and strong mea­sures to re­store law and or­der in Delhi. “Throw­ing ir­rel­e­vant sta­tis­tics when­ever Delhi Po­lice is ques­tioned on this is­sue does not help,” he added, re­fer­ring to Delhi Po­lice tweet­ing sta­tis­tics of how crime has re­duced in the city.

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