The matter of alleged beating up of an auto driver by police in the city was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Monday by AAP member Sanjay Singh. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, he said Delhi is the capital of the country and is now being being known for crimes.
He urged the Home Ministry to convene a meeting to discuss the crime situation in the capital and steps to stop it.
Singh cited several incidents of crime in Delhi to stress his point. He alleged that 220 round of bullets were fired on Delhi roads during the past one month while 243 incidents of rape were reported during the past one year.Incidents of murder too were on the rise, he said.
The AAP MP further alleged that auto driver Sarabjeet Singh was dragged on the road and beaten up.
The incident that took place in Mukherjee Nagar earlier this month had triggered a public outcry, with members of a particular community taking to the streets demanding action against the police personnel involved.
Singh suggested the Home Ministry immediately convene a meeting and the Delhi Chief Minister too should be called. Crime must stop, he added. Meanwhile, making a 'special mention' in the House, Ajay Pratap Singh demanded early completion of the Sidhi-Singrauli section of Rewa-Sidhi-Singrauli project in Madhya Pradesh.
V Maitreyan (AIADMK) demanded urgent release of funds due to Tamil Nadu under various heads.
SAD member Balwinder Singh Bhunder raised the issue of pollution in Ghaggar river which passes through Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab and Rajasthan.
He demanded steps to protect the river and its tributaries from the discharge of waste matter into it.
Ram Nath Thakur of JD-U demanded that the facility of OPD treatment in private hospital be given to CGHS beneficiaries without referral from the age of 60 instead of 75.