Delhi Government Constitutes Panel to Probe Crimes Against Women Since February 2013

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government on Wednesday constituted a commission of enquiry to probe into the complaints of crime against women since February 2013.

A notification in this regard has been issued by the government.

“The Government of National Capital Territory Delhi in pursuance of the resolution of Delhi Legislative Assembly has decided to constitute an Independent Commission of Inquiry under the Commission of Enquiry Act, 1952. For enquiring complaints of crime committed against women since February, 2013,” the notification stated.

The commission will look into sexual violence, harassment of women, stalking, voyeurism, and such crimes, according to the notification.

Retired district judge Dinesh Dayal has been appointed chairman of the commission, with Richa Pandey Mishra, wife of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Dinesh Pandey, and Dr. Surbhi Singh as members.

According to the notification, the commission will look into unheeded complaints on such crimes, suggest necessary amendments to relevant laws, and recommend to the Delhi government whether any case of negligence or collusion is made out prima facie.

The committee will also be mandated to recommend measures to expedite proceedings in criminal cases, propose measures to implement existing laws, recommend welfare measures for improving working condition of personnel in law enforcement agencies, among others.

The commission will have a two-year tenure and has to submit report of its findings every three months from the date of first sitting, according to the notification.