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Lt Governor Tejender Khanna cuts short visit to US, returns to Delhi

December 24, 2012 13:06 IST

Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Tejender Khanna has cut short his visit to the United States following a communication from the government. He will hold a meeting on Monday with the top police brass to take tough decisions including possible suspension of certain officials responsible for security.

Khanna, who returned to the city on Sunday night, has already given instructions to Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in the wake of violent protests on Sunday at India Gate and Rajpath over the rape of a 23-year-old.

Sources said Khanna, who was on a personal visit to the US, cut short his stay following a communication from the Union home ministry in view of the volatile situation in the capital, and returned on Sunday night.

He held meetings with a number of women's groups on Monday morning and assured them all that necessary steps to instill confidence among women, which had been shaken following last Sunday's brutal rape in a moving bus in Delhi, will be taken.

Khanna has also invited a number of student leaders, who are involved in the ongoing protests, for talks.

"A number of decisions will be taken in the meeting Khanna has called with top police brass in the afternoon," sources said.

They said the lieutenant governor was giving necessary instructions, while he was in the US, to the Delhi police commissioner.

The Delhi police functions under the Union home ministry and the police commissioner reports to the lieutenant governor as he is the administrative head of the police force.

Asked if he has come back after being directed to do so by the home ministry, an official in his Secretariat said he has come back on his own.

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