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Make Delhi Police accountable to Assembly: AAP Minister

Demanding an amendment in the Constitution, Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday moved a government resolution in the Assembly to bring Delhi Police under the control of the elected government and to make it accountable to the Legislative Assembly like in other states.

Jain, through the resolution moved during a special session of Delhi Assembly, also demanded that "necessary steps be initiated by the Government of India to devolve certain powers to the elected Government so that it is in a position to have control over Delhi Police in implementing its decisions" while the amendments were pending.

The demands came after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was attacked with chilli powder in the Delhi Secretariat last week, with the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accusing the BJP and Delhi Police for the attack.

"The Union government take immediate steps, in large public interest, to initiate necessary steps to bring the police in Delhi under the control of the elected government of Delhi and to make it accountable to the Legislative Assembly as in the case with any other state in India, by way of amending the Constitution and relevant laws," Jain said in the Assembly.

Jain said that Delhi had became totally "unsafe for its inhabitants".

"The elected Chief Minister and Ministers can be attacked in their own office and at public events hosted by the elected government. Those who attack the CM have the audacity to file complaint against the elected CM and pressure Delhi Police to register FIR against the Chief Minister."

He also that in spite of Delhi Police officials on duty being the witnesses to such attacks, the police "tries to hush them up with grossly illogical arguments which have turned the Delhi Police sadly in to a butt of ridicule".

He also said that Police was not accountable to the elected government, the Legislators and the Assembly who were charged with the responsibility of looking after the overall well being of the people of Delhi.

The elected government, Jain added, was not in a position to remove deficiencies in the service of people on account of certain limitations imposed by the Constitution which kept "police out of the purview of the elected government".

He also said that it was necessary for the elected government to have certain degree of control over law enforcing agencies to ensure that decisions taken by it in public interest were implemented.

While Jain was presenting the resolution, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta and MLA Kapil Mishra were marshalled out for creating ruckus in the Assembly on different issues. Meanwhile BJP MLAs Jagidish Pradhan and Om Prakash Sharma walked out of the Assembly.

"This is 19th time I am marshalled out from Delhi Assembly within five minutes of start of session. My fault - I demanded discussion on Contract employees, Pollution and Bangladeshis," Mishra tweeted.

The AAP MLAs demanded the exclusion of Delhi Police from the Rs 1 crore compensation policy for martyrs. The Chief Minister had rejected the demand.

During the discussion, party MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj said the money was paid from the taxpayers money and the government should think about it.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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