Delhi can ask for control of police: Shinde
New Delhi, March 11 : Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Monday that the Delhi government can officially ask his ministry if it wanted administrative control over the police.
"They can write to us officially," Shinde said in response to queries about the Delhi government wanting administrative control over Delhi Police.
Terming Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as a "senior leader", Shinde said he would not give her reason to be angry.
Delhi Police is under the administrative control of the central government.
Asked if his ministry would increase electronic surveillance in Tihar Jail, Shinde said the jail does not come under his ministry.
Ram Singh, the alleged mastermind of the Delhi gang-rape that shook India, reportedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail here Monday morning. His family alleged he was murdered.
Shinde termed the incident as a "major lapse."