The Delhi High Court has said that Delhi Police should reach the crime spot before the current response time of 10 minutes to earn the “faith” of people.
The court said “police will have to earn the faith of the public that they are always there for them in need”.
The court was hearing a PIL initiated by it after the December 16, 2012 gang-rape case, in which it has been giving directions to improve crime investigation and protect women in the national capital.
The bench gave the direction on the submissions made by Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain who, while reading the affidavit filed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), said that to “ensure safety and security of women in the national capital, response time of the Delhi police to distress calls reportedly reduced to 10 minutes”.
It said the Centre, AIIMS, Delhi government and municipal bodies here should file an affidavit before July 27 indicating if there is any forensic pathologist working in their hospitals.