Convent school attack: PM Modi tightens noose around Delhi police

The incident of attack and theft at the Holy Child Auxilium School of south Delhi's Vasant Vihar area has deeply anguished Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Displaying seriousness on this matter, he summoned Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi after the incident of Thursday night.

According to a DNA report, the Prime Minister expressed "deep concern and anguish" over the rising crime rate in the Capital, asking the Police Commissioner to speedily investigate the recent incidents of vandalism and ensure that the guilty are brought to book at the earliest. He also ordered a police crackdown on the miscreants involved in attack on Catholic school in the Indian capital.

Modi also spoke over telephone to Union Home Secretary LC Goyal and asked him to "pay special attention to the rising incidents of crime and vandalism, and to work towards ensuring the safety and security of women in the Capital, the report quoted an official release as saying.

PM Modi told Bassi to take strong action against those involved in the incident. After meeting the Prime Minister, Delhi police chief said, "Prime Minister Modi expressed anguish and concern over rising crime rate in the national capital. PM told us to speedily investigate the recent incidents of vandalism and ensure that the guilty are brought to book. In addition to school theft, PM also expressed his deep concern over incident of church vandalism that happened recently. Delhi police is taking this case with utter seriousness and we will soon book those involved."

It is a welcome initiative on parts of the Prime Minister to tighten noose around Delhi police amid growing incident of crime, especially against women and minorities, in Delhi.

It was the sixth attack on a Christian building in the city since December.

Attackers broke into the school, stole some money, damaged closed-circuit television cameras and ransacked parts of the building. This incident and recent attacks on churches in Delhi has not gone down well with the people and initiative on this from the top was most awaited.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on numerous occasions assured full protection to minorities, though laxity on parts of the police to realise the PM’s assurance has taken a toll on the image of the Government at the Centre. PM's directive to the Delhi police chief to act tough against the miscreants and ensure safety and security of the people of all sections of the society will definitely send a good message in the public domain.

Courtesy Niti Central


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