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Delhi High Court pulls up govt, police over women’s safety

The court also expressed its concern over rise in crimes in outer Delhi areas.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: January 30, 2015 4:07:10 pm
Central Delhi was turned into a fortress for his security with CCTV’s being installed at many places.

The Delhi High Court on Friday slammed the Central government and the Delhi police for laxity in security for citizens in the National Capital. Questioning the Home and Finance ministries for not clearing 4700 posts for Delhi police, the court said, “The Government is not concerned about safety. Have you gone to sleep?”

Referring to US President Barack Obama’s tight security during his India visit, the court asked, “If you can put CCTVs for one person, why not for safety of thousands of women in Delhi?” President Obama was the chief guest for the Republic Day this year. Central Delhi was turned into a fortress for his security with CCTV’s being installed at many places.

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain clarified to the court that only 850 cameras were installed for ensuring security during the Republic Day celebrations.

The court also expressed its concern over rise in crimes in outer Delhi areas ‘where transition between urban and rural taking place’. The court told the Delhi Police to create an action plan to put up CCTV cameras in Delhi for safety of women.

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