Women's safety tops agenda of new Delhi police chief
NEW DELHI (AFP) - The new police chief of India's capital said on Wednesday that his top priority was making the city safer for women after the fatal gang-rape of a student sparked violent protests.
Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi said he wanted to ensure women "feel safe anywhere, anytime" in New Delhi, often dubbed India's "rape capital" by local media and home to nearly 17 million people.
"Women's safety is our topmost priority. We will do everything possible to ensure the safety of women," he said at a news conference.
The force has been under scrutiny since the Dec 16 attack on a physiotherapy student on a moving bus in Delhi, which brought widespread anger about endemic sex crime to the boil.