Large number of protesters gather at Raisina Hills and Rajpath in solidarity with the 23 year old girl victim of Delhi gangrape. Hundreds of young students today marched towards Rashtrapati Bhavan as protests demanding justice for the 23-year-old gangrape victim continued for the sixth day.
Former Army Chief V K Singh also joined the protesters at India Gate. The youths gathered at India Gate this morning and marched through Rajpath towards Raisina Hills where Rashtrapati Bhavan, Prime Minister’s Office and Home Ministry are located.
Police fired tear gas shells and used water cannons to disperse the protesters who tried to breach barricades to push towards Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Meanwhile, MoS Home Affairs RPN Singh today appealed to young protesters to show restraint and assured them that strictest action would be meted out to the accused in the paramedical student gangrape case.
Govt seeks maximum punishment and day-to-day trial for the Gang rape accused Union Home Secretary R K Singh told a press conference that the police have been able to arrest all those accused in the Delhi gang rape case.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police submitted a status report of the probe in the high court on Friday. The Court asked them whether any action had been taken against erring officials who were on duty on the day the incident took place.
With the protest gaining momentum, the Government vowed that the charge sheet in the case will be filed by Delhi Police “quickly” seeking maximum punishment of life term for the accused.
Home Secretary RK Singh said misbehaviour to women will not be tolerated and police action will be visible on the ground. The heat was on the Police when the Delhi High Court said it was being “evasive” in its probe status report in providing details of officers on patrol duty.
Home Secretary said that the accused are also being charged for attempt to murder,under sec 307. He was addressing the media along with Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in the national capital on Friday evening.
Home Secretary also informed the media that steps are being taken for safety of women on roads so that they don’t face harassment by drivers.
Delhi Police submitted a status report to the high court on Friday.The Court asked Delhi police whether any action has been taken against erring officials who were on duty on the day.
The latest health bulletin of the 23-year-old girl says that she is off the ventilator and breathing on her own.
She is attempting to speak. Her vital parameters are normal. She is on total pre natal nutrition which is combination of carbohydrates, proteins and fats through intravenous route. Health Ministry gave an assurance to give her every possible help.
A leading private hospital has offered to do a free intestinal transplantation and subsequent treatment to her.