Delhi News, Delhi News Covid: In a major reshuffle in the Delhi Police, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday transferred 40 senior officers, including 11 Special Commissioners and 28 DCPs and additional DCPs, an official order said. The development came a day after a shootout took place inside a courtroom in Rohini court which left three people, including gangster Jitender Gogi, dead, triggering criticism over the security lapse. This is the first major reshuffle after Rakesh Asthana became the Delhi Police Commissioner in late July and is intended to tighten and reinvigorate the policing system, officials said.
Delhi on Saturday recorded zero death and 27 fresh Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.04 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. Three fatalities due to the coronavirus infection have been reported in the national capital this month — one each on September 7, September 16 and September 17. The death toll due to the coronavirus infection in Delhi stands at 25,085. On Friday, 24 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.03 per cent.
A day after a dramatic shootout in Rohini court left three people dead, the Delhi Police heightened its security arrangements on Saturday, with officials saying only vehicles with allotted stickers will be allowed to enter the court premises and lawyers and litigants will be thoroughly checked.
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana had also expressed “deep concern” at the Rohini courtroom shootout in which gangster Gogi and two others were killed. The CJI spoke to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in this regard and advised him to talk to both police and the Bar to ensure that the functioning of the court is not affected. Meanwhile, an order issued by Director General (Delhi Prisons) Sandeep Goel on Saturday has said that maximum alert should be maintained in all jails to prevent incidents of fights or assaults among gangs.