A day after unveiling measures to review laws dealing with sexual assault, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the law will deal with the culprits in the gangrape case in the capital expeditiously.
Singh, addressing the 57th meeting of the National Development Council (NDC), asked all chief ministers to pay special attention to the critical area of security of women.
On the brutal gangrape of a paramedical student here on December 16, he said, "In this particular case, the culprits have been apprehended, and the law will deal with them expeditiously.
"Let me state categorically that the issue of safety and security of women is of the highest concern to the government. A Commission of Inquiry is being set up to look into precisely these issues in the capital," the Prime Minister said.
He said there can be no meaningful development without the active participation of half the population and this participation simply cannot take place if their security is not assured.
"I urge all Chief Ministers to pay special attention to this critical area in their states," Singh said.