Delhi govt stonewalling probe in December 16 gangrape case: BJP
Posted on: 10:03 PM IST May 14, 2013
New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday accused the Delhi government of "stonewalling" information required for a detailed investigation into the December 16 gangrape incident which had triggered massive public outrage in the city. "I am shocked to know that the file pertaining to the private bus in which the 23-year-old girl was gangraped has gone missing as reported in a section of media. Unfortunately, there hardly seems to be any effort on the part of the Delhi government to locate the file," Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel said.
He accused the transport department of stonewalling attempts of investigators to get information required from the department for a thorough investigation into the case.
"Why Delhi government is stalling the attempt to investigate the record of this bus? Who is trying to save the culprits in this high profile case and why the Transport Minister and the Chief Minister have not done anything in this matter so far? People of Delhi want answers of these questions," Goel said.
"If the Delhi government can adopt such callous attitude in such a high profile case which shook the whole nation, one can imagine what must have been happening to common citizens in the city," he said. Goel alleged that the bus in which the girl was gangraped was challaned by police several times and it should not have been allowed to run by the Transport department.
"The corruption in this government provided 'wheels' for this bus. And had the file of this bus been located, it would have clearly exposed the Transport department's blatant corruption which cannot exist without patronisation from the top political executives," he said.
"It is evident that the file pertaining to this bus will raise very uncomfortable questions for the Delhi government and that is why it has suddenly gone missing," Goel said.