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Gang-rape case: Delhi Police cracks down on private buses

December 19, 2012 12:27 IST

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar on Wednesday met in the wake of the brutal gang-rape of a girl in New Delhi during which it was decided that a drive will be launched to ensure removal of tinted glasses and curtains from buses.

It was also decided that the mobile number and licence number of drivers will be displayed in bold on buses, sources said.

The meeting comes a day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi shot off a strong-worded letters to Home Minister Shinde and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, saying it was a "matter of shame" that such incidents happen with painful regularity.

The girl was raped allegedly by six men in a moving bus, which had tinted glass and curtains on it on Sunday night.

"Bus owners will be held liable for parking buses. Practise of drivers parking bus at their place will be stopped," a senior official said.

Police has also been asked to get all details about private bus drivers, who are on contract with schools

Meanwhile, there were protests against the incident at Police Headquarters and Jantar Mantar.

The girl continues to be in critical state, doctors said.


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