The new Delhi Police Commissioner, Sanjay Jha, had a tough week when it came to dealing with the mounting pressure from a large number of disgruntled officers and the media over his handling of the Delhi gangrape case.
Jha’s appointment as the first police commissioner in Delhi in March, following the resignation of the previous police commissioner, BS Yeddyurappa, left the city with a huge gap in policing.
The Delhi Police was also facing mounting pressure for not releasing the names of more than 10 accused arrested in the gangrape of a student at Delhi University in December 2014, despite a Supreme Court order to do so.
The police had already announced the names on Jan. 19, and now the media had launched a huge online campaign against the commissioner.
The public outcry against Jha led to his resignation, which the Chief Minister called “unprecedented” and called “the worst mistake of his career.”
In an interview with The Indian Express, Jha said he was “very surprised” by the criticism.
“It was not my intention to get angry or get into any kind of a row.
This is the worst mistake that I have ever made,” he said.
“I thought that by the way of resignation, it would calm down the public.
The public will not forget the past.
I’m very surprised and shocked by all this.”
Jha has said that his appointment was “based on merit” and that he is committed to the work of the police.
He also said that he will be able to “work as the chief of police” in the “coming days.”
He also said the “serious” crime of rape has been “abused and exploited” and his resignation was not a “last-minute” move.
“This was the result of a serious decision taken by the Chief Commissioner, based on merit.
The Chief Commissioner is an exemplary man and has made this a priority.
He has always been a good man,” Jha told The Indian Mail Today.”
The Chief Commissioner has a lot to say about this,” said Jha.
“He is a man of integrity, a man who is very committed to police accountability.
He is the man that is expected to work as the Chief of Police in the coming days.
The Chief Minister’s statement came as a big blow to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Ministers office. “
The new chief will have a much better chance of getting the police to take a strong stance on the issue,” Jhi said.
The Chief Minister’s statement came as a big blow to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Ministers office.
Modi said that the new chief should have been “a leader of conscience and justice” who would have “made a big difference in the police”.
He said the public is not happy with the appointment.
“He has shown a lack of respect for the public,” said Modi.
“People don’t want to listen to him.
They want to see a change in the way the police operates.
He (Jha) has not done anything to make the police act differently.”
The Chief Ministers Office also condemned the decision to appoint Jha as the new commissioner.
“We strongly condemn this move and urge the Chief Secretary to bring this person back immediately,” said a statement issued by the office.