Hyderabad case: Irani questions police for jurisdiction fight

NEW DELHI: The Minister of Development of Women and Children, Smriti Irani, expressed concern on Sunday in cases where the police pass the ball due to a particular criminal place that does not fall within their jurisdiction. This once again came to light in the recent rape and murder of the veterinarian of Hyderabad, which has shaken the country.

Answering a question during a panel discussion on Swachh Bharat in the Times Litfest, Irani also said that police personnel in many cases showed no empathy in dealing with sensitive and serious cases. The secretary of drinking water and sanitation, Parameswaran Iyer, who also participated in the panel of the festival sponsored by, talked about how rural women were most vulnerable when they left, since they had no access to bathrooms in homes.

The National Women's Commission (NCW), which investigated the Hyderabad case, discovered that it was wasted a lot of time because the police were fighting over the jurisdiction and where the case should be filed. The family told the NCW that before filing the complaint, the police even reported that they had run away with someone.

In his response to another question about police behavior, Irani said: How can I dignify a policeman who speaks badly and misbehaves about a woman? He highlighted how the steps taken by the government against sex offenders that include a database of names of seven lakhs convicted of sexual crimes against children and the creation of unique crisis centers in all states and fast-track courts to judge such crimes .

Irani and Iyer said that the success of Swachh Bharat would be a template for several programs that requires a high level of public participation. They gave credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for leading from the front in the world's biggest behavior change program. Once the prime minister talked about toilets, it was good to approach media personalities and we created several ads with Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar and more, ”said Iyer.

Irani said building baths was never on the political agenda of any political party, but Modi's government had changed the mentality. Imagine that now, at least 33 crore people start their day using toilets in their homes every day and did not have them in all these years, said the minister.