Delhi Police chief B S Bassi slams Kejriwal ad, calls it ‘misleading’

"I have seen the advertisement. I would like to say Delhi Police is committed to the security of women," said Bassi.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 23, 2015 7:21 pm
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Delhi Police chief B S Bassi today objected to AAP government’s advertisement where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has questioned the functioning of the force, calling it “misleading”.

The Delhi Police Commissioner said the advertisement, which is being aired on TV and radio, should not have been
given as it is only creating “misconception”.

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“I have seen the advertisement. I would like to say Delhi Police is committed to the security of women,” Bassi said. He said there are no “shortcomings” in the system as alleged in the advertisement and the Chief Minister should specify what all he wanted to “rectify” as well as his “action plan”.


In the advertisement, Kejriwal refers to the recent brutal murder of 19-year-old-girl and appeals to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to improve Delhi’s “deteriorating” law and order situation or hand over police to the city government.

Bassi said that several important steps have been taken for security of women in the city. “If any incident is reported  and if any cognisable offence is made out, FIR is immediately registered and investigation is carried  out expeditiously to catch the culprit. All the evidence are presented before the court so that culprit could be punished,” he said.

In the advertisement, Kejriwal also said “I have a small, humble request. Either you (PM) spare at least one hour a week to Delhi’s law and order situation, fix accountability for the Delhi Police and interact with the people of Delhi, or give us the control of Delhi Police. With the help of people, we will improve functioning of Delhi Police.”

Reacting to it, Bassi said, “It is quite easy to say that the system has shortcomings but I need to know specifically
what these shortcomings are and what is the action plan (to rectify them).”

Disapproving of the advertisement which also terms Delhi Police as “unrestrained”, Bassi said, “In my opinion such type of advertisement is misleading and it should not have been given. It is not in the interest of the people and it is not educating them.

“It is only creating misconception which is not a good thing.”

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    Lakshmi Kunam
    Jul 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm
    Mr.Kejriwal..I am one of those so many inspired people, who hoped when you are key in the anna hazaare movement, when you contested in delhi elections, felt extremely bad, that my vote couldn't be counted in your support as I am not from Delhi..but your shameless political aspired ad using a girls murder as your ad campaign, I feel extremely happy today that my vote didn't go to you. Not many people can handle power and the greediness you get with proved to be one of those many shameless politicians who can commercialize anything for their advantage..shame on you..
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      nishit sahay
      Jul 24, 2015 at 2:06 am
      What would these pressutes do if BJP does such ridiculous ads? This would have been the prime time news debate agenda for weeks.
      1. T
        Jul 24, 2015 at 8:05 am
        just like 100 let Delhi Police give an e mail ID where complaints can be lodged so that record is created and can be seen whether action is initiated on the mail. So that AKELA Arvind's claim more than 20 calls were made to DP by victim and her family but DP did not respond
        1. M
          Jul 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm
          Most of the people who have had to goto a police station for registering an FIR or had to interact with the policemen at traffic junctions know how the policemen treat a person. May be we need a 1st level policemen with some basic soft skills for an FIR.. Some would say that the police is not paid well or there are inhuman working hours, but this is what a common man pays taxes for.. We can just complain that the taxes are not being put to use.. We cannot be expected to fight for policemen who treat us like inhumans..
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            Anupa V.
            Jul 24, 2015 at 6:18 am
            The police commissioner Mr.Bi is right.Mr.Kejariwal should point out to him the lacunae if any in policing of Delhi. He should not politicise the sad incident to argue for grabbing more powers for satisfaction of his own ego.Such an act on his part may demoralise the police and encourage the lumpen elements in the society.No sincere efforts are visible on his own part to improve the life of Delhites.perhaps to divert the attention of public from his failure on his promises he is doing all this.
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