Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi. (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday stated that it will move court for a restraining order against an interview of Mukesh Singh, a prime accused in the December 16, 2012 'Nirbhaya' rape case.
"Assertions have been made about the late victim of a ghastly crime which transgress the domain law: Indian Penal Code Section 504, Section 505 (1)(b) and Section 509, as well as Section 66(a) IT Act. Accordingly we have registered a case and we are going to investigate and we are also going to move the court to issue a restraint order about the publication and broadcast of such illegal inputs," Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi told the media.
"I am not aware of the details of any permission. Even if permission was given, it was given to remain within the domain of law. If it transgresses the law, then I am duty-bound to take action. Any assertion where the late victim is being maligned or where a threat or warning is being issued to women in general transgresses the domain of law," he added.
While speaking to BBC Four from his cell in an interview that appears in 'India's Daughter', a BBC Storyville documentary, Mukesh Singh, one of the five accused convicted of raping and murdering Nirbhaya, said that a girl is 'far more responsible for rape' than a boy.
He said housework and housekeeping was the domain of girls and they had no rights to roam or visit discos and bars at night.
"They are doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes," he said, and added that only '20 percent' of the girls were good.
Singh added that executing him and the other convicts in the case will further endanger rape victims as now, when girls are raped, they will not leave the victim but will kill her.
He showed no remorse for the attack, which he referred to as an 'accident'.