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How many crimes against women every month, SC asks Delhi govt

India on 31 October 2013
Location : New Delhi, India | Source : Indian Express. Image Source: Indian Express

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi government to inform it about the number of cases relating to offences against women registered in the national capital every month.

A bench led by Justice G S Singhvi also directed the government to provide video footage of a protest, in which police had allegedly assaulted some people including women protesting at a police station in Northeast Delhi in June this year.

The bench directed the government to place the information and footage on Wednesday, when it will watch the video recording of the protest in which the women were allegedly manhandled.

The bench was hearing a petition which sought the setting up of a special team of Delhi Police to probe an alleged incident of policemen beating up Aam Aadmi Party members protesting non-registration of an FIR in a rape case.

The petition was filed by 19 affected people including a girl, who was slapped by a police officer in April this year while protesting in a hospital against the rape of a five-year-old girl in East Delhi.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the complainants, had earlier submitted that the girl and her two brothers were among the 19 people who were specially targeted by the policemen of Gokulpuri Police station in Northeast Delhi on June 19.

He had claimed that the girl and her brothers were targeted as it was on her complaint that an ACP-level officer was suspended for slapping her at a hospital here when she was trying to meet the rape victim.

The court had earlier taken suo motu cognisance of the slapping of the girl at the hospital.

In the petitions relating to the incident involving policemen of Gokulpuri police station, they have sought a probe by the special team in which the members should not be from the same police station. They have also demanded compensation for the alleged incident.

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