We Are Cooperating With Centre: Kejriwal On Rising Crime Rate In Capital

Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he has not been softened from the Center on the issue of increasing crime rate in the national capital, but it is not a solution to “attack or abuse” on each other.

The Chief Minister made this comment on the occasion of inauguration of a program to install CCTV cameras in a residential area.

“Who said we have become soft? We have said many times that the Central Government should take strict action in view of the deteriorating law and order of Delhi.”

Kejriwal said, “Our government is cooperating with them, whatever we can do, we are doing. Attacking each other or abusing is not a solution.”

“The Delhi government is in the process of establishing CCTV cameras to ensure the safety of its people. The lights on the streets in our domains have been installed,” he said.

Kejriwal said that his government is ready for any help on the law and order front.

The Chief Minister said, “We are ready to support them in every way. But, the Center should take responsibility for matters under it.”

Kejriwal said that given the rising incidents of crime, especially against women, their government is in the process, if there are about 3 lakh CCTV cameras installed in the city which will act as a preventive and bring down the crime rate.

The cameras will also help Delhi police gain important clues for the arrest of criminals.

He said, “I went to Safdarjung Hospital to meet the six-year rape victim on Saturday. The accused was caught within hours with the help of CCTV footage,” he said.

About 3 lakh cameras will be installed in all 70 assembly areas, government schools and buses. The project is likely to be completed by December.

(With PTI Inputs)

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