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Jungle raj' in Delhi, Congress demands Bassi's removal

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: February 17, 2016 | Updated on: February 17, 2016

Congress said the Government of India was running by goons of ABVP'.

Police Commissioner B S Bassi (Photo: PTI)

Police Commissioner B S Bassi (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Citing the attacks in Patiala House court here, Congress Wednesday alleged "jungle raj" is prevailing in Delhi and demanded immediate removal of Police Commissioner B S Bassi who has raised many a controversy in the wake of the JNU row.

"Delhi Police has become subserviant to the goondas of BJP. Commissioner of Police B S Bassi should be immediately suspended and removed from the post", party spokesman and Delhi PCC Chief Ajay Maken told reporters.

Maken said it is a matter of distress to learn that "Bassi is doing this to show his loyalty to the political masters to land a key post-retirement job.

The Congress leader said that speculation is that Bassi wants to become Information Commissioner after his retirement which is due soon. "No post-retirement placement should be given to this Police Commissioner", he said.

He claimed that the violence witnessed in Patiala House Court clearly indicates that Delhi Police has been "taken over by "goondas" of BJP."

All litigants constitutionally have the right to free access to any court, he said lamenting that a person under police custody, an apparent reference to JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, has been beaten up in the court and so also mediapersons.

"Unfortunately, when on the Supreme Court’s orders, senior advocates who were in Patiala House court, they were also heckled by miscreants  and police remained mute spectators.

Delhi Police is hand in gloves with these miscreants and goondas of BJP", he said.

Besides, he wondered why Delhi Police have not arrested those people who are seen raising anti-national slogans at JNU in videos.

Speaking separately, another party spokesman R P N Singh said what was being witnessed in Delhi in the last few days was "jungle raj".

He alleged that it seems that the government of India is being run by "goons of ABVP."

"Lawlessness, goondaism and fear have become synonymous with the Modi model of governance", Singh charged.

Congress' chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala tweeted "CP Bassi is insensitive and inert to violence and lawlessness! Wonder if it's a ploy for post-retirement Inforation Commissioner's job?"

Another spokesman Sanjay Jha also took to Twitter to attack the government. "So was the #JNUCrackdown part of a well-planned political conspiracy to divert from the #RohithVemula issue?" "So Narendra Modi Ji's government is taking serious inspiration from the Taliban and ISIS. God bless India ! #JNUCrackdown," he said.

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