Agencies, New Delhi
Delhi Police today refuted charges levelled against it by the male friend of the December 16 gangrape victim saying that it wasted no time in taking them to a nearby hospital. The friend of the rape victim had alleged in an interview to a TV channel that police wasted a lot of time in deciding under whose jurisdiction the case fell.
The police, however, refuted the claim saying they acted promptly and there was no truth in the statement made by him.
“The Police control Room Vans are equipped with Global Positioning System and connected to Police Control Room through the most advanced technology, wherein a log of positions of all PCR Vans is maintained electronically,” the city police said.
The information regarding the incident was received by PCR operator at 2221 hrs through phone call received on 100. Two PCR Vans had reached the spot at 2227 and 2229 hrs respectively, they stated.
The victims were taken into the PCR which left at 2239 hrs for Safdarjung Hospital, the nearest multi-disciplinary Government Hospital where medico legal cases are referred to.
The van reached Safdarjung Hospital at 2250 hrs and subsequently, the victims were handed over to the hospital staff, they added.
The above timings of positions of PCR Vans have been ascertained through the logs generated by the multi computer configuration Global Positioning System, police said.
There was no lapse on part of Police Control Room as well as PCR van as alleged by the friend of victim, they added.
The 23-year-old physiotherapy student was raped and assaulted in a moving bus for over two hours before being dumped along with the friend near a flyover in Mahipalpur area.