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Ministry of Home Affairs24-December, 2012 20:6 IST
Action taken by Government in Delhi Rape Case

 

            Following actions have been taken by the Government in Delhi rape case:-

 

1.      (24.12.2012)   PM addressed the Nation

Prime Minister addresses the nation and expresses concern:  Says anger and anguish is justified.  Promises that Government will “examine without delay all aspects concerning safety of women and children and punishment to those who commit these monstrous crimes”.

 

2.      Helpline setup for women:-

A three number helpline with number 181 has been setup for women in distress.

 

3.      (24.12.2012)   Home Minister appealed to the protectors.

Home Minister through interview to various channels appealed to the protesters to return home as the Government has taken firm action on all issues. 

 

4.      (24.12.2012)   Fast Track Hearing

Union Home Minister and Delhi CM met Chief Justice, Delhi High Court today for starting fast track hearing in the recent gang-rape case.

Victim being given best possible medical care.  Condition is being monitored regularly.

 

5.      (24.12.2012)    Committee of Three Eminent Jurists Constituted

Justice Verma Committee begins functioning to look into possible amendments to the criminal law for the quicker trial and enhanced punishment for criminals, accused of committing sexual assault of extreme nature against women. 

 

The Committee has intimated all concerned to send their responses through email at justice.verma@nic.in or through fax at 011-23092675 latest by January 05, 2013.

 

Government had constituted on 23.12.2012 a three eminent jurists committee to review the existing laws and suggest suitable changes.

 

This Committee is headed by Shri Justice (Retd.) J.S.Verma, former Chief Justice of India, Smt. Justice (Retd.) Leila Seth, Former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh and Shri Gopal Subramaniam, Former Solicitor General of India.

 

This Committee will submit its report within 30 days.

 

6. (22.12.2012)    Steps for safer travel

*           Action has been taken against the transporter whose bus was involved in the crime.

*           Improvement in the public transport system by increasing the number of buses at night.

*           GPS will be installed on all public transport vehicles to ensure that they do not stray from their scheduled routes.

*           It will be ensured that all personnel deployed on public transport carry identification badges and are verified.

 

7. Commission of Inquiry

*           Government will set up a Commission of Inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1952 to review responses to this shocking crime .

 

8. Police

*           Action taken against erring Policemen.

*           Proactive and enhanced patrolling by police vans/ motor cycles has started along routes taken by families and women returning late at night from entertainment hubs and work places.

 

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KSD

 


(Release ID :91155)

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