Delhi gang rape: Mehra Commission recommendations placed before Cabinet

New Delhi, Aug 2: The recommendations of the Justice Usha Mehra Commission, set up in the aftermath of the Delhi gangrape case, were yesterday placed before the Union Cabinet for final approval before the action
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PTI 02 Aug 2013, 07:34 AM IST
New Delhi, Aug 2: The recommendations of the Justice Usha Mehra Commission, set up in the aftermath of the Delhi gangrape case, were yesterday placed before the Union Cabinet for final approval before the action taken report is tabled in Monsoon session of Parliament.



Sources said the Home Ministry has accepted several of the recommendations of the panel and these were placed before the Cabinet for final approval.

Now the Home Ministry will table the action taken report as mandated under the Commission of Inquiry Act.

Amid the massive protests that followed the incident on a moving bus in December, Retired High Court judge Justice Usha Mehra was asked to review the police's role.

Justice Mehra has pointed out that the bus had been fined several times for different violations, and was refused basic clearances and permissions in March, but was not impounded.

She said this proves a huge and dangerous gap between the transport police and other sections of the force.

However, she found that after the attack, when the student and her male companion were spotted bleeding on the road by a passer-by, a police van responded within six minutes to a call for help. On this front, she said, the police should not be faulted.

The panel indicted the thin public transport system in Delhi, stressing that more government-operated buses should run at night.
 
 
 

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