Arvind Kejriwal says ‘security of people in Delhi has been left to God’
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Delhi Police are "highly compromised", and if any crime is prevented in the national capital, it is not because of the police force but rather God's grace.
"The security of the people has been left to God, and whatever little crime incidents are not happening is not because of Delhi Police, but despite them," Kejriwal said after the recent incidents of grave crimes against women, including the rape on Tuesday of a 51-year-old Danish tourist by a gang of vagabonds.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kejriwal said he would meet police commissioner B S Bassi along with lt governor Najeeb Jung to analyze the cause of so many rapes in the capital.
Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday also asked the police to suspend four officers for allegedly refusing to act against sex and drug gangs and in a case of burning of a woman.
"We are demanding... we are warning Delhi Police," Kejriwal told the media, using unusually harsh language for a chief minister.
He demanded the suspension of the station house officers (SHO) of the Sagarpur and Malviya Nagar police stations and two assistant commissioners of police.
The Sagarpur SHO, he said, did not arrest members of a family who allegedly set their daughter-in-law on fire.
Kejriwal accused the SHO of Malviya Nagar of complicity with a bunch of foreigners in south Delhi allegedly involved in prostitution and drugs.
"People are not going to be mute spectators to what is going on," he said.
The chief minister denied the charge that his ministers were interfering in the work of Delhi Police, saying it was the duty of the ministers to speak and act if they witnessed crime.
"Delhi has security not because of Delhi Police," he said, demanding to know why there were so many incidents of rape in the national capital compared to other parts of India.