The Delhi Government on Wednesday set up an independent commission of enquiry to investigate the complaints of crimes against women in the national capital since February 2013, the Aam Aadmi Party said in a notification.
The AAP-government has appointed retired district judge Dinesh Dayal as the chairman of the committee that will look into the cases of sexual violence, harassment of women, stalking, voyeurism and other crimes against women, ANI reported.
AAP leader Dinesh Pandey's wife and party spokesperson Richa Pandey Mishra, and party volunteer Dr Surbhi Singh are members of the panel, the notification issued by deputy director of the women and child development department said, The Asian Age reported.
"The Government of National Capital Territory Delhi in pursuance of the resolution of Delhi Legislative Assembly has decided to constitute an Independent Commission of Inquiry under the Commission of Enquiry Act, 1952. For enquiring complaints of crime committed against women since February 2013," the notification stated.
The panel has been assigned with the job to enquire into the overlooked complaints on the crimes against women and suggest action to the AAP government based on Justice Verma Committee's recommendations.
It will also suggest necessary amendments to the relevant laws and recommend the same to the Delhi government in case of negligence or collusion in the cases, according to the notification.
The committee, with a two-year tenure, will also recommend measures to accelerate proceedings in criminal cases and implement existing laws, besides taking other measures to ensure such crimes are not committed again.
It will have to submit a report on its finding every three months from the day of starting the investigation, the notification stated.