The Aam Aadmni Party held a protest against Delhi Police on Sunday, holding it responsible for stabbing of a 19-year-old girl in Anand Parbat locality three days back, saying it has failed to provide security for women.
The protesters outside Delhi Police headquarters, some of whom climbed barricades set up by the police, were then sprayed with water cannons.
Few of the protesters were detained from the spot and later released.
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Meanwhile, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked the Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi to meet him on Monday to discuss law and order situation in the national capital.
Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Sunday said he will try to dispel “misconceptions” about functioning of his force during his meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“I will definitely go and meet him and will exchange our thoughts…There is a possibility of him telling something useful to us and may be I will give him something which will make him informative towards policing because I have been working for 38 years in the department.
“As a professional police officer it is my duty that I should remove any misconceptions about policing. I have a good opportunity with the meeting to clear misconception if any,” he told reporters.
Nineteen-year-old Meenakshi was brutally stabbed to death allegedly by two brothers living in her neighbourhood for protesting their verbal abuse on July 16.
Meanwhile, AAP leader and media adviser to Delhi Chief Minister Nagender Sharma further alleged, “BJP MPs are speaking like Delhi Police PROs. Seven Lok Sabha MPs and not one stepped out of their AC rooms. These MPs did not even find time to console the family of Meenakshi”.
Claiming that cases of rape and molestation were increasing by the day, AAP’s youth wing leader Vandana Singh demanded that Bassi explain what police “have done with regard to the security of the women in Delhi”.
“If he can’t protect women then he should resign. Delhi Police should come under the control of the state government only then can steps for security of women be taken up,” she added .