LG Anil Baijal Directs Delhi Police to Speed Up Investigations

Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal holding a crime review meeting with the Delhi Police officers. Photo: LG Office
Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal holding a crime review meeting with the Delhi Police officers. Photo: LG Office

The Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal held a crime review meeting with the Delhi Police officers in his office today.

According to the LG office, the focus of the meeting was on total separation of investigation from the law & order operations. He expected the police to achieve investigation targets in a time-bound manner.

Further, Baijal directed expeditious investigation in Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) cases. He also directed for periodical analysis of conviction rates.

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Baijal’s new directives for Delhi Police come a few days after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had blamed the LG for neglecting the public safety issues in the city.

Kejriwal sat on a dharna in front of LG office and claimed that LG (who is controlled by BJP) is not approving the CCTV proposal which is supposed to ensure safety of people – particularly women – of Delhi.

However, the LG office had clarified that Baijal has constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary (Home) of Delhi Government to evolve a standard operating procedure or framework for installation, operation, monitoring of CCTVs and other related issues.

Photo courtesy: LG office

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