Stern action to prevent rapes: Rajnath Singh

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rapist-uber-taxi-driverUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the rape incident in Delhi last Friday by a cab driver, was a blot on the society and stern steps will be taken to check such crimes. Talking to reporters in New Delhi today, Singh said that existing laws needed to be implemented more effectively and efforts should be made to bring about a perceptional change in the society.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today also informed the Lok Sabha that the accused in the rape case of a young lady, has been brought to Delhi and will be produced in court today. The dastardly incident took place in the national capital on Friday night. Making a statement in the House, Singh condemned the incident and said the government is taking quick action to bring the offender to justice.

Members from the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and RJD have demanded concrete action from the government so that such incident do not recur in future. Aam Aadmi Party and NSUI workers were detained this morning when they staged protests outside the Home Minister’s residence over the rape incident. Party workers were demanding government action to improve security of women in the national capital.

According to police, the accused is a repeat offender. He was earlier arrested in a rape case in 2011 from South Delhi’s Mehrauli area and was out on bail. Shiv Kumar Yadav was imprisoned for seven months in Tihar jail while being tried for the alleged rape of a 22-year-old employee of a Gurgaon pub.

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