Delhi double murder case sparks war of words between AAP, BJP over law and order situation in national capital | India News

NEW DELHI: The shocking murder of two sisters in Delhi’s RK Puram on Sunday set off a political slugfest with the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the opposition BJP blaming each other for the worsening law and order situation in the national capital.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena of conspiring to wrest powers from his government instead of fixing the prevailing law and order situation in the city.The Delhi Police comes under the jurisdiction of the Union ministry of home affairs.

The BJP, meanwhile, accused the AAP regime of resorting to “cheap politics” over such incidents while “failing to fulfil their primary responsibilities”.

‘Delhi would have been safe had law and order been under AAP govt’
“Our thoughts are with the families of both women. May their souls rest in peace. The people of Delhi have started feeling very insecure. The people responsible for Delhi’s law and order are conspiring to capture the entire Delhi government, instead of fixing the law and order. Today, if Delhi’s law and order were under the AAP government instead of LG, then Delhi would have been safest,” he tweeted.
Responding to Kejriwal’s tweet, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said, “I don’t wish to speak much on this incident. Leaders, who are resorting to cheap politics over such incidents, are failing to fulfil their primary responsibilities. There’s been a string of fires in Delhi in recent weeks and I believe this government needs to do more to stop such incidents from happening.”
Kejriwal does not understand the law: Lekhi
Later, Union minister of state Meenakshi Lekhi also responded to the CM’s tweet, saying: “Police swung into action as soon as they received word of the incident. An FIR has been registered and an investigation is underway.”

“The person [Kejriwal] does not understand the law … I want to remind the people of Delhi that this is the same Arvind Kejriwal whose MLAs were involved in (the) Delhi riots. They were involved in killing IB (Intelligence Bureau) officer Ankit. Gulel (catapults), guns (and) petrol bombs were supplied by these people. Can such people be given the responsibility of law and order?” said the minister.
LG’s priorities are not straight: Bhardwaj
AAP leader and Delhi health minister Saurabh Bhardwaj also reacted to the killings, saying that the L-G wasn’t setting his priorities straight because of which such incidents were happening.
“The law-and-order situation has gone downhill in the national capital in the last year. Women are not safe as incidents of violence against our mothers and sisters are on the rise. There’s been a sharp upward spiral in incidents of crime in the Capital and one of the reasons for this is that the L-G isn’t setting his priorities straight,” said Bhardwaj.
“Over the past year, Delhi’s law system has worsened. Murders are happening in Tihar jail, by barging into people’s houses. Molestation has become common now. Today, no woman can step out of the house wearing jewellery. Snatchings are being done blatantly. Delhi’s law system had never been this bad … The police are working like a political setup,” he added.
Double murder case
Delhi Police have arrested 3 people in connection with the brazen firing incident at Ambedkar Basti in the RK Puram police station area.
The deceased women were identified as Pinky (30) and Jyoti (29). They were rushed to SJ Hospital but succumbed to their injuries, police informed.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West Delhi) Manoj C said, “Two women were fatally shot at in Ambedkar Basti of the RK Puram police station area on Sunday morning. We arrested three men, identified as Arjun, Michael and Dev, who are alleged to be involved in the incident. A case has been registered and further investigation is underway.”

Caught on cam: Two women shot at by armed assailants in Delhi’s RK Puram area, succumb to injuries


Caught on cam: Two women shot at by armed assailants in Delhi’s RK Puram area, succumb to injuries

According to police, more than two dozen men reached the victims’ residence in Ambedkar Basti on Sunday. The assailants were looking for the victims’ brother named Lalit. Lalit managed to escape and angered by this, the assailants allegedly deliberately shot both the sisters.
Talking to media persons, Lalit said: “I had gone to collect my money pending with someone, but after not getting it, I returned to home. After some time, more than two dozen assailants came to my house looking for me and started firing indiscriminately. Somehow I managed to escape, angered by this, the assailants deliberately shot both my sisters. One has been shot in the chest while the other in the stomach, both of them died during treatment in the hospital.”
Prima facie, the reason behind the shooting seems to be some money settlement issue, however, the exact cause will be ascertained only after a prolonged investigation, said a police official.
(With inputs from agencies)
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