Delhi Police to remain under Home Ministry: Shinde

Written by | January 20, 2014 | 0

New Delhi Jan, 20: Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who began a protest demanding action against some policemen who had refuse to cooperate with State Law Minister during a raid last week and bringing the Delhi Police under the direct control of the state government.

Speaking to reporters, Shinde said, “Arvind Kejriwal should respect the chair and wait for the report of the judicial inquiry ordered by the LG Najeeb Jung into his allegations that some Delhi policemen did not cooperate with the law minister Somnath Bharti during a raid last week.“

“When the LG has assured that judicial inquiry will be conducted then he (Kejriwal) must be patient. Kejriwal should trust the Lt Governor and cooperate. At least, he should respect his post.” Shinde told reporters.

Shinde also categorically rejected the Chief Minister’s demand for bringing Delhi Police under the direct control of the Delhi state government.

“Police to remain under MHA. It can’t be brought under control of Delhi government,” the Home Minister state.

Referring to serious allegations made by Kejriwal that some officers in Delhi Poice are corrupt and because of them the police force is not able to function properly, Shinde said, “The L-G has constituted a judicial panel to probe the allegations. I have not any report from Delhi Police till now. He should wait for some time..everything will be cleared in few days.”

Reacting to Kejriwal’s warning that he and his supporters will not be responsible if his protest affects the system and results in anarchy in the state. Shinde said, “The whole country is witnessing who is spreading anarchy. He is the CM of Delhi, must be careful about the dignity of the post.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his cabinet colleagues today held a protest over alleged police inaction after they were prevented from reaching the Union Home Ministry office at the Central Secretariat.

Kejriwal, who became the chief minister last month, and his cabinet colleagues wanted to protest, as planned earlier, outside the Union Home Ministry office in North Block.

But his car was stopped right before Raisina Road, near Rail Bhavan in New Delhi, the seat of the central government. Police officials tried to persuade the chief minister not to proceed ahead.

The Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that policemen did not cooperate with Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti during his vigilante-style raid on Wednesday night and on Minister Rakhi Birla’s complaint concerning “improper action” in a dowry case.

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