GN Staff | July 20, 2015
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi today (Monday) to discuss law and order in the city. the immediate provocation is murder of a 19-year-old girl, stabbed 35 times for protesting harassment. But the larger issue a demand for his government to be given control of Delhi Police. Delhi Police is currently controlled by the Union home ministry. Kejriwal said on Sunday: "I request Prime Minister Narendra Modi with folded hands that the control of the Delhi Police be handed over to us. He has to run the whole country. I am not saying Delhi Police officials are wrong. They are very good people and are working but the system is bad."
Meanwhile, Bassi has said that he will try and tackle "misconceptions" about his force during his meeting with the Chief Minister this afternoon. "There is a possibility of him telling something useful to us and maybe I will give him something which will make him informative towards policing because I have been working for 38 years in the department. As a professional police officer it is my duty that I should remove any misconceptions about policing. I have a good opportunity with the meeting to clear misconception if any," he told reporters.
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