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One-day Delhi Assembly special session to discuss women safety

New Delhi: A one-day special session of the Delhi Assembly will be held today to set up a commission of inquiry into cases of crime against women in the national capital.Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 27, 2015 8:53 IST ]
one day delhi assembly special session to discuss women
one day delhi assembly special session to discuss women safety

New Delhi: A one-day special session of the Delhi Assembly will be held today to set up a commission of inquiry into cases of crime against women in the national capital.


Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the government will propose the setting up of a commission of inquiry to look into crimes against women.

Sisodia told reporters that the commission would work on a five-point agenda advocating appropriate action in cases of crime against women.

The panel would also mull whether the Criminal Procedure Code could be amended.

The commission would seek action against police officials for negligence and support speedy trial of such cases and implementation of the recommendations of the Justice Verma committee, the Delhi deputy chief minister said.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Sunday held a meeting with Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi and top officials. Reports say that at the meet, which lasted two hours and was held in a conference hall of the Barakhamba police station, was aimed at boosting the morale of the police.

At the meeting, Jung asked the city police to raise the standard of their policing and start interacting more with common people, the sources said.

The special Assembly session will also discuss a Union Home Ministry notification granting supremacy to Jung in matters pertaining to public order, police, land and services in the national capital.

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