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Sisodia demands action against Bassi on Patiala court incident


New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday demanded action against outgoing Delhi Police chief B.s. Bassi on the Patiala House court complex violence.

“What happened in Patiala House court was scripted by police. Supreme Court had to finally intervene into the matter. (From the) video that has come out now, from that it is clear that despite SC’s intervention, Delhi Police remained just a mere spectator,” he said.

“As per the recent affidavit, it was reported that 800 police personnel were present at the Patiala House court. Still how did the incident take place?” he asked.

Several journalists, as also Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on sedition charges, were assaulted in the court premises on February 15 and 17.

Sisodia also said: “Many senior officers were also present. What action has the police commissioner taken against them? Police was responsible for the whole incident. They were deliberately not taking any action so that a state of unrest could be created.”

“There should be action against Bassi sahab before he retires. There should also be action against police officials from New Delhi range,” he added.

On the issue of Murthal gangrape case, Sisosia assured support to the victims.

“There are reports that few women were allegedly raped in Murthal. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a helpline number. We would also like to assure the victims that if they come forward and give their statements to DCW in confidentiality, then we’ll provide all kinds of administrative and legal assistance to them apart from their security,” he said.


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