Published On: Fri, May 27th, 2016

R.K. Singh backs Haryana DGP’s ‘right to kill’ criminals remark

New Delhi/Lucknow: Backing Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) K.P. Singh’s statement, former union home secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader R.K. Singh on Friday said there is a provision in Right of Private Defence, which states that if anyone tries to harm physically or tries to rape can be killed by the victim in defence.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader R.K. Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader R.K. Singh

“There is a provision in Right of Private Defence.Section 97 and Section 100. If anyone tries to harm physically or tries to rape then that person can be killed in defence. So, the DGP has given a correct statement,” Singh told ANI.

Strongly opposing the DGP’s statement, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal asked Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar-led government to look into the matter.

“If a DGP uses these kinds of words then it is not right. The government must look into the matter,” Agarwal told ANI.

The DGP had earlier said that the common man, when threatened, has the right to take law into his own hands and dole out justice by taking a criminal’s life.

The comments from the top cop came at a time when four members of a family were killed and another injured in a clash between two groups at Utavad village in Haryana, where a man, suspected to be a suspended Haryana police personnel, allegedly opened fire.

ANI

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