With police drawing flak for its handling of the case of the five-year-old who was raped and tortured in East Delhi,the Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the Delhi Police to take stern action against the errant police officers.
Union Home Secretary R K Singh also asked Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar and special commissioner to submit a report on the incident. We have sought a detailed report and a joint-secretary level official from MHA has been deputed to monitor the progress of the case. Senior officials from MHA are also in touch with hospital authorities and Delhi administration, an MHA official said. With Prime Minister Office closely monitoring the situation,the Home Ministry has also called a meeting of the L-G,officials of Delhi government,Delhi Police,and the civic bodies to analyse the steps taken so far on the recommendations of Usha Mehra Commission report.
The commission set up after the December 16 gangrape submitted its report two months ago. It highlighted lack of coordination among various agencies and also sought to bring about behavioural changes among the police personnel.