New Delhi, June 24: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Monday gave a zero hour notice in the Rajya Sabha over the spurt in crime rate in the city-state. This is the second time that the AAP leader has given a zero hour notice in the Upper House of Parliament in connection with the crime scene in the national capital.
The Zero Hour refers to the time immediately following the Question Hour in both the Houses of Parliament. During this hour parliamentarians can raise matters of great importance without the mandatory prior ten days notice.
The crime rate in the national capital has been on the surge lately. Recently, an elderly couple and their domestic help were found murdered in southwest Delhi's Vasant Vihar. Rajya Sabha Launches E-notice Application for Members: M Venkaiah Naidu.
On June 22, a tutor murdered his wife and three children in south Delhi's Mehrauli. Another double murder was reported from Dwarka in southwest Delhi on that day itself. The ruling AAP has blamed the BJP for the rising crime rate in the national capital.
It is worth mentioning that in Delhi, law and order is the responsibility of the Central government and the Delhi Police report to the Union Home Ministry. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that Delhi was witnessing a "dangerous spurt" in serious crimes.
Soon after Kejriwal's tweet, the Delhi Police claimed that heinous crimes in the city were in fact down by 10 per cent in comparison to 2018."No such increase in crime in Delhi. Overall heinous crimes down by 10 per cent this year as compared to 2018. Similarly, heinous crimes committed against senior citizens also down by 22 per cent due to preventive efforts of Delhi Police," the tweet read.