NEW DELHI, Dec 25 � After the blame game, an open war has broken out between Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who complained of �interference� by police officers in the recording of gangrape victim�s statement, and Delhi Police which today demanded a probe into the �leakage� of her letter to the Home Minister.
Dikshit, who has been making a strong pitch of bringing the city police under Delhi Government from Home Ministry�s control, shot off a letter to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde seeking a high-level inquiry into the complaint of Subdivisional Magistrate.
In the complaint, sources said, SDM Usha Chaturvedi claimed that three senior police officers had prevented the video recording of the victim�s statement. It was also alleged that the police officers wanted the SDM to use a questionnaire they prepared.
When she refused to do so, sources said, the police officials misbehaved with the SDM.
Delhi Police came out with a strong denial and also demanded a high-level probe into the �leakage� of Dikshit�s letter to Home Minister. �We deny the allegations levelled by SDM Usha Chaturvedi.
�Delhi Police demands a high-level inquiry into the leakage of a top-secret letter written by the Chief Minister to media,� Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said.
Ever since the public outrage over the December 16 gangrape of the 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus in south Delhi, the Chief Minister has made it clear that she cannot be held responsible for actions of police which is not under her government�s control.
Police has made known its unhappiness over Dikshit passing on the buck and raking up a �non-issue� at this juncture by writing to Shinde.