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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