Delhi Police must report to Delhi government: CPI-M

New Delhi, Jan 21: Delhi Police must be made accountable to the elected government in Delhi and this should be decided through parliament, the CPI-M said Tuesday.

But the Communist Party of India-Marxist faulted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for defending Law Minister Somnath Bharti and AAP members who it said targeted some African women.

“The wider question of the accountability of the police in Delhi is of vital concern to the people especially in the context of the rising number of crimes against women,” it said in a statement.

But it said the African women’s rights were violated and racist language was used against them by Bharti and Aam Aadmi Party supporters.

“The minister had no business to direct such illegal activities,” the CPI-M said.

“It is improper of the chief minister (Kejriwal) to cover up this act by citing the wider problem of police accountability to an elected government.

“The question of the police being made accountable to the elected government in Delhi has to be resolved and the central government must take it up to get this decided through parliament.”

IANS