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)