press trust of india
New Delhi, 12 September
With all eyes riveted on the court which will decide the fate of the four16 December gangrape convicts, Delhi High Court today voiced concern over rising crimes in the city despite its instructions in the wake of the ‘brutal’ incident, and asked the police to pull up its socks.
“Despite several directions of this court earlier while taking suo motu cognisance on the 16 December brutal gangrape, incidents are taking place. Implementation of such directions is the real issue and you (police) need to improve the working mechanism,” the Bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said.
“Implementation of court order is the real issue…,” the Bench also comprising Mr Justice Pradeep Nandrajog said and asked Special Public Prosecutor Dayan Krishnan to furnish details about the number of vacant positions in the police force.
It asked Delhi police to file an affidavit disclosing the number of vacancies of Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Sub-Inspectors and Inspectors including the number of women personnel.
The court also asked the Centre and Delhi government to file affidavits disclosing the number of forensic laboratories in the city and the time taken by them in sending report in each case.