The Delhi high court on Wednesday asked the central government as to why the commissioner of Delhi police was spared in the aftermath of the gang rape of a medical student in the capital. The court asked why only a junior police officer was suspended.
“Why only ACP, why not DCP, why was the commissioner not put to task? We directed you (police) to give the names of officials posted on the three PCR vans in the areas (that night). Today also we are not convinced, because names of officers responsible have not come in,” a division bench of chief justice D Murugesan and justice VK Jain said while expressing displeasure over the status report filed by the Delhi police. The court also pulled up the Delhi police for not following the Supreme Court’s order on removing tinted glasses from vehicles.
Dayan Krishnan, the counsel for police, said there were two PCR vans close to the site and it cannot be said that the bus in which offence took place, passed by them. “Earlier, it was said there were three PCR vans, now you are saying there were two PCR vans,” the bench said.