Arvind Kejriwal suggested that his cabinet meet with LG VK Saxena and asked for guidelines on how police officials should conduct joint meetings with elected MLAs, councillors, and RWAs. Given the recent murders in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued a letter to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Tuesday. In his letter, Kejriwal also suggested that his cabinet meet with the LG and asked for instructions on how to set up collaborative meetings between police personnel and elected MLAs, councillors, and Resident Welfare Associations to discuss methods to reduce crime in the capital more effectively.
“I am writing this letter to draw the urgent attention of your goodself towards an alarming spurt in serious crimes in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. Seriousness of the situation can be gauged from a heart -rending fact that four murders have taken place during the last 24 hours in different parts of Delhi,” Arvind Kejriwal stated. “I appeal to your goodself to initiate urgent effective steps to restore the confidence in residents about the security and safety of their lives, since such serious crimes have shaken Delhi. It is high time that those entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of lives of residents of Delhi should not be seen as failing time and again in their mandatory duty,” he added.
The Delhi CM highlighted the most recent National Crime Records Bureau report, which said that 32.20 percent of all crimes against women that occurred in India’s 19 major cities occurred in Delhi. He then questioned why the Ministry of Home Affairs did not act on this information. He added that the absence of Delhi Police officers on the scene had led locals to enlist the services of private security companies.
“I am constrained to state that the kind of urgency required for prevention of crimes in Delhi is completely missing on the part of decision makers responsible for the maintenance of law and order here,” he said. Arvind Kejriwal argued that engaging Delhi’s inhabitants in discussions about how to improve the peace and order situation was just as important as guaranteeing adequate police patrolling, particularly at night.