Home secretary RK Singh on Wednesday got a rap on his knuckles from former chief justice of India JS Verma for his praise of Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar days after the Delhi gang-rape incident, saying he was shocked to hear this when an apology was expected.
"The commissioner of police was given a pat on his back by no less than a person holding the post of home secretary. I was shocked to see that," Verma told a press conference here after submitting report on measures to improve laws dealing with sexual offences.
He said the least he would have done was to seek an apology for the failure of the duty to protect citizens and "instead of that (what did we see)". Singh had praised Delhi Police during a press interaction days after the December 16 gang-rape incident when the force arrested six men allegedly involved in the crime.
A 23-year-old girl was gangraped in a moving bus in south Delhi allegedly by six men. She died in a Singapore hospital on December 29. Headed by JS Verma, a three-member committee was set up to consider introduction of tougher laws for crimes against women, submitted its report to the Union home ministry on Wednesday.