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Don’t politicise Nirbhaya case: CM to BJP

Saturday, 18 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday not to indulge in politics over the Nirbhaya case issue and instead work together in ensuring that justice in such cases is delivered at the earliest.

Reacting to Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani blaming the AAP Government for the “delay” in hanging of the four convicts, Kejriwal said he feels “sad that politics is being done on such an issue”.

“I feel sad that politics is being done on such an issue. Shouldn’t we be working together to ensure that the guilty are hanged soonest? Shouldn’t we join hands to ensure a system so that such beasts get hanged within six months? Please don’t do politics on this. Lets together create a safe city for our women,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Earlier, Union Minister Smriti Irani blamed the AAP Government in Delhi over the “delay” in the hanging of the Nirbhaya case convicts. Addressing the media, the BJP leader also accused the AAP dispensation of depriving the victim’s mother of justice. “Why was the prisons department, which comes under AAP Government, sleeping after the dismissal of review petition in July 2018? Why did the Government give Rs 10,000 and a sewing kit to the juvenile rapist when he was released?” she posed.

Irani said Asha Devi, the mother of Nirbhaya has played great role in securing justice and we salute her sacrifice.

“As a woman worker, I am very much aggrieved due to the delaying tactics of AAP and want to tell all the citizens of the country that jail department is under the jurisdiction of Delhi Government,” she said, adding the Supreme Court had rejected the review petitions of the convicts in July, 2018 itself but the Jail administration and Kejriwal Government suppressed the case. Delhi Government’s Advocate Rahul Mehra also tried to postpone the execution by citing the procedural reasons in the court, she alleged.

 “Why the advocate of AAP says that there may be delay in executing the rapists. The AAP also granted 10,000 rupees for his release for the person who was claimed to be cruelest among the rapists and confessed to have committed the crime,” she alleged.  

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