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Girl’s murder: Kejriwal slams Delhi Police

Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of a girl who was stabbed to death in Anand Parbat locality and ordered a magisterial probe into the case while slamming Delhi Police for the “deteriorating” law and order situation.

The Chief Minister, accompanied by his deputy Manish Sisodia, visited the girl’s family and assured them of all possible help. Nineteen-year-old Meenakshi was brutally stabbed to death on Thursday by a man and his brother.

“The law and order situation is deteriorating in Delhi every day. Delhi Police comes under the Prime Minister. Either he should do something or Delhi Police should be handed over to the Delhi government,” Kejriwal told reporters.

Making a strong pitch for handing over of Delhi Police to the city government, the Chief Minister said, “If the police is not answerable to Delhi government then how will they be held accountable? Right now, Delhi police is a law unto itself.”

Earlier Delhi Home Minister Satyender Jain wrote a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi, seeking his explanation on why no FIR was registered against the accused despite repeated complaints from the victim.

Kejriwal said considering the deteriorating law and order situation in the capital, “the Prime Minister should start giving 2-3 hours each week to review the situation.”

“We have ordered a magisterial enquiry into the case.
Delhi home minister has asked a report from Delhi Police commissioner in 48 hours,” Kejriwal said.

The Chief Minister also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the girl’s family. He said that he will summon the Delhi Police commissioner on Monday to discuss this case and the prevailing law and order situation.

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