Kiran Bedi endorses Justice Verma Committee recommendations

‘It Will End Misuse Of Power By Men In Uniform And Impunity They Enjoy’

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 28:  Former IPS officer turned social activist Dr Kiran Bedi Monday endorsed the Justice Verma Committee recommendations that the “men in uniform who are involved in cases like rape should be tried through normal civil proceedings.” “Anybody, be it a policeman or armyman who commits rape should face trial under civil law. Let there be a court martial also; Such a person has to be dismissed. I fully support the Justice Verma recommendations. It will also end impunity for men in uniform for heinous crimes like rape,” Bedi said on the sidelines of a Scholarship Mela at the University of Kashmir. The Mela was organized by Chandigarh-based Aryan Group of Colleges.
 Bedi also said that higher police officials, who remain silent on crimes, are equally responsible for lapses. “As an Inspector General of Police, if I will come to know that any official or policeman has committed rape in custody or a crime and I will not take action against the culprit, I am equally responsible for the crime. This is one of the strong recommendations of Justice Verma,” she said.
 Advocating implementation of these recommendations in letter and spirit, Bedi said: “It will end the misuse of power by men in uniform and the impunity they enjoy under law. Only then, they will be protectors and not betrayers. It will ensure safety of women in the country ultimately.”
 Asked whether Defence Ministry is acting as ‘betrayer’ by opposing these recommendations, Bedi said: “I don’t know about this. They have right to accept or not to accept because these are recommendations. Unless the Govt accepts, it is a recommendation. I am only saying as police officer what is right to do and what not. It is for army to decide what they want.”
 Bedi also evaded a question on why people in India have remained largely silent on rapes in Kashmir allegedly by armed forces. “Let us welcome the protests in Delhi over the gang rape. We are moving towards betterment of the society. A voice is growing for command and responsibility. We all have a future and present.”
 Bedi urged the youth to join hands with State Vigilance Commission to fight corruption in the State. “Many people whom I met told me that corruption is number one problem in JK. Youth should unite to fight against the menace of corruption. If anyone is asked for a bribe, five of them should go and ask the official why. You should also work with state vigilance commission to fight corruption.”
 Bedi also said that she will request Anna Hazare to extend his campaign against corruption to J&K “if people will organize rallies here.”

Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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