Delhi Police will shoot rapists if Constitution allows: B S Bassi

Bassi said the city police had not faced any political interference as PM Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh never interfered in police work vis-a-vis local issues.

Written by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Updated: January 5, 2016 2:46 am
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Expressing his anger towards the rising cases of crime against women, Delhi Police chief B S Bassi on Monday said that his department is willing to kill the rapists if the Constitution allows it.

Addressing the Delhi Police’s Annual Press Conference in the national capital, Bassi said, “If the Indian Constitution allows the hanging and shooting of the accused (perpetrators of crime against women), Delhi Police with full authority will do it on the spot.”

When asked if he is under any political pressure, Bassi said that it is the good fortune of Delhi Police that it is not under the Delhi government.

“If the chief minister were to handle the force, it will have to face political interference in local issues,” Bassi said.

Bassi said the city police had not faced any political interference as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh never interfered in police work vis-a-vis local issues.

“Police forces that are under state governments will have to face political interference over local issues. The situation is different for Delhi on this issue,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Sirius
    Jan 4, 2016 at 2:19 pm
    Very Intolerant ! How can Commissioner Bi say this, as he is bound by the 'laxman-rekha' set by the liberals, authors, artistes , superannuated movie stars , retired business leaders, VP, central bank governors, the Dalai etc. Only Hon. parliamentarians (e.g., Mr. O'Brien) have the privilege to feel aggrieved and express their views ...
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      Matinee
      Jan 4, 2016 at 2:18 pm
      A corrupt would rather work with another corrupt
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        Matinee
        Jan 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm
        I agree with you Bi...A corrupt would rather work with another corrupt
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          Matinee
          Jan 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm
          bi joined rss
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            PCKULKARNI
            Jan 4, 2016 at 4:12 pm
            I have never seen a policeman making such political statement. He makes such statements because he is backed by LG and centra govt. against AAP govt
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              Raj
              Jan 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm
              Bi, do you have the guts to make these statements if you were posted as police chief of any other state ?? Leave alone AAP...can you show your courage to any other BJP ruled CM ?? You are blabbering only because you have the PM and Delhi governor behind you. You cannot work under honest task masters like AK. Get a life police sir. Be a man !
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                Rajesh
                Jan 5, 2016 at 7:37 am
                Obviously, they dont interfere. Only AAPs think that the PM of India has nothing better to do than fiddle around local matters of one city of India.
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                  Bijan Mohanty
                  Jan 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm
                  Bi has suddenly abandoned his police demaneur and started talking in populist jargons. Perhaps he will shortly retire and making preparation for joining politics ( most probably BJP)
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                    BM Singh
                    Jan 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm
                    Generally, no burecract would come out openly to defend his brief. AAP team by constantly challenging the role of DELHI POLICE has undermined their consutional responsibility while projecting that AAP is the master. Police seems to be doing a very good job during this pollution control drive and AAP needs to appericiate that Traffic Police personnel suffer maximum in this ever increasing pollution in DELHI. Volunteers shall disappear after few days, AAP need to commend work being done by DELHI POLICE at least in this area.
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                      Murthy Bharath
                      Jan 4, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                      I like this Police Commissioner. He has the nerve to take head on unstable, funny un emplo CM of Delhi AK 49
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                        Karunakaran
                        Jan 4, 2016 at 11:31 pm
                        What a pathetic police officer to talk about the Consution! The police is not responsible to the consution. Instead the police must follow the acts and guidelines provided by the respective elected bodies under which a police department serves. Police can't elevate themselves to the level of the consution. Consution is the responsibility of the elected persons, also called the lawmakers. This police officer needs to be retired.
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                          Debasish Sarkar
                          Jan 4, 2016 at 7:31 pm
                          No No..No...Dear BS Bi, please take Klint Estwood's Policy--"Shoot first then Talk". Murphy's law is not suitable on Capitol street.
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                            CC
                            Jan 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm
                            For heaven's sake please don't give a stick to AK to beat with, already had enough of his verbal diarrhea
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                              Kaliyug
                              Jan 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm
                              I think the Congress and AAP party want the police to report to them, this way they can use the stick of the law to beat people who do not agree with them. The press which has been thoroughly corrupted by the Congress are there wagging their tails to anything to make the Congress get browny points. What a shame that the press in India has stooped to such low rungs of the credibility ladder.
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                                Col S
                                Jan 5, 2016 at 8:19 am
                                Shameful statement. His JOB is to PREVENT RAPE and CRIME . Post CRIME, ,law permitting, any one can SHOOT. Put POLICE on road to PREVENT CRIME.
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                                    dv1936
                                    Jan 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm
                                    It will be more than enough if the rapists are properly prosecuted, can that even happen. Making sensational speaches is a cheap stunt.
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                                      Patriot
                                      Jan 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm
                                      when did bi join rss or he is with rss for long? It's bad luck for delhi.
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                                        Santano Fernandes
                                        Jan 5, 2016 at 8:15 am
                                        Mr. Bi, please start the practice with the corrupt police in your department first, the police start from home and clean the dirty from inside first than from outside. Please start
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                                          Gordon
                                          Jan 5, 2016 at 7:05 am
                                          Terrorists and rapists must be shot dead, the government of India wastes tax- payers cash on ic court proceedings which drag on for years causing mental agony to the victims and families.
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                                            iloveindiadotcom
                                            Jan 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm
                                            On that basis, police in all states should be granted independence from the respective state governments, no?
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