Lt Governor suspends 2 cops

Two Delhi Police officers have been suspended for not stopping the bus with tinted windows in which a 23-year-old woman was raped, Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna announced yesterday.

He identified them as assistant commissioners Mohan Singh Dabas of the traffic police and Yad Ram of the Police Control Room (PCR). “(They) have been suspended on my orders ... for dereliction of duty,” he said.

He added that deputy commissioners Prem Nath (Traffic) and Satyavir Singh Katara (PCR) had been asked to explain their conduct vis-a-vis the police failure.

Delhi Police has come under flak ever since six males raped the woman in a moving bus on December 16 and dumped her 40 minutes later along with her male friend, who was badly beaten.

The six accused, who have been arrested, were apparently drunk and on a joy ride. They had earlier robbed a man of Rs 7,000. But when he contacted police, they apparently failedto act.

Three constables — Kailash, Ashok and Sandeep, posted at Hauz Khas police station — were suspended on December 22 for not taking action on December 16 night when Ramadhir, who was earlier robbed by the six accused, approached them.

The policemen on duty reportedly told Ramadhir to return on the following day to register his complaint. Ramadhir was robbed by the six men in the same luxury bus in which they raped the woman and beat up her male friend in Vasant Vihar area of south Delhi.

Police had also suspended PSI Rajeshwar, head constable Inder Pal, constables Jagmal, Pardeep and Chottelal posted at Connaught Place police station as they were found absent during their duty hours when Home Secretary RK Singh made a surprise visit oin December 21 evening to check citizen safety.

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