Sack guilty policemen, says CITU

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has demanded the sacking of policemen who failed to register a complaint about the rape of a five-year-old in the capital.

“The CITU is outraged by the behaviour of an ACP (assistant commissioner of police) who slapped young women protesters at the hospital where the child was admitted,” it said in a statement.

“The CITU condemns the criminal dereliction of duty and blatant violation of laws by the supposed enforcers of law and order, and demands that any policemen or officers guilty of these should be dismissed from service immediately, arrested and cases be registered against them.”

The girl is the daughter of a daily waged casual labourer in east Delhi and she was brutalized April 15.

“The inaction by police when the father went to report her missing again highlights the total indifference and hostility displayed by the force to complaints from the poorer sections of society,” CITU said.

“Timely action by the police to find the child could have prevented the ghastly incident.”

CITY demanded immediate arrests and quick and severe punishment in all cases of violence against women. It also sought fast track courts all over the country to ensure speedy punishment of the guilty.

“In Delhi, which has become the crime capital of the country, a review must be made of security provided to VIPs, which should be curtailed sharply in order to free police personnel for duties concerning the common residents of the city.”

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