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Delhi gang-rape: Not convinced with police status report, says court


New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Friday said it is not “convinced” with the status report filed by the Delhi Police which did not mention the details of the police officials patrolling the area where a 23-year-old woman was gang-raped in a moving bus.

A division bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, after going through the report, said: “We, in the earlier order, directed the Commissioner of Police to file a report giving details of police officials patrolling in the area and the action taken by police in this aspect.”

“On the above aspect, a report is filed. We have gone through the report and we are not convinced. None of the details of the police officials has been mentioned,” said the court expressing its displeasure at the police for not filing the detailed report.

The report is insufficient, it said.

Delhi government’s standing counsel Najmi Waziri sought more time to file a detailed report. “We are looking into it and will file more comprehensive report on the next day,” he said.

To this, the bench, posting the matter for Jan 9, 2013, said: “We make it clear that report shall be filed without any further delay.”

Meanwhile, the court also asked the city government to provide best medical treatment to both the victims and, if required and possible, shift them to a super-speciality hospital.

The court had earlier, taking suo moto cognizance of the gang rape, said it would monitor the case, and asked Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar to revert in two days, detailing the names of police officers deployed at checkposts on the night of the incident.

The bus was driven around the city for 40 minutes Sunday night while the rapists committed the crime.