SC seeks details of crimes against women in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Delhi government to submit every month details of the number of offences committed against women in the national capital.

A bench of Justice G.S.Singhvi, Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice C. Nagappan asked for the information in the course of the hearing of a petition seeking an independent probe into alleged unprovoked baton charge by police on Aam Admi Party workers protesting outside Gokulpuri police station in east Delhi.

The Aam Admi Party workers were protesting against the non-registration of a FIR on a complaint by a woman alleging rape inside the police station in June this year.

The court asked police to produce the video of the entire incident that culminated in police baton charge on the Aam Admi party workers, as it found that the photographs produced by police in its defence did not addressing all the queries of the court.

The court was moved by 19 people that included five minors who were arrested by police after the incident.

Appearing for the petitioners, senior counsel Shanti Bhushan sought a SIT probe into the incident as he apprehended cover-up by police. He told the court while police personnel received scratches, the activists of AAP suffered serious injuries.

However, Additional Solicitor General Siddharth Luthra disputed submissions by Bhushan.

He told the court that after the incident, a directive has been issued that all the complaints about such alleged incidents had to be mandatorily registered notwithstanding whether the case is one-day-old or one-year-old.

The court will hold further hearing Wednesday after viewing the video recording of the incident.

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