New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party yesterday demanded a compensation of Rs 1 Crore for the family of deceased Delhi Police constable Jagbir Singh.
AAP also demanded that Home Ministry should immediately declare a standard policy to provide Rs 1 crore compensation for the families of police martyrs.
“It is a matter of serious concern that attacks on police personnel on duty are on the rise in the national capital, and within two days, constables on duty have been fired at two different places.
“When police personnel on duty are being openly attacked, the situation of law and order in the national capital can be well imagined. Any police personnel who loses his life on duty should be considered a martyr,” the party said in a statement.
The party also demanded that the Lieutenant Governor must take adequate steps to maintain the law and order situation and provide the necessary safety to the police personnel on field duties.
“The increasing incidents of attacks on police personnel in Delhi, which have already resulted in at least three murders of constables this year alone, also raises serious questions about the equipments provided to beat constables and Police preparedness in dealing with emergency situations,” the statement added.
Jagbir was killed while another constable was injured yesterday when unidentified men allegedly opened fire on them in Outer Delhi's Vijay Vihar area at around 1:30 AM.
In another incident on Saturday, three miscreants had opened fire on two policemen in Connaught Place area.