New Delhi, Nov. 19 -- The parliamentary panel on home affairs has decided to step in to scrutinise handling of crimes against women by police, ongoing cases in fast track courts related to atrocities against women and to look at ways for bridging the gap between the national policy formulation and its implementation at the state level.

On Wednesday, the parliamentary panel on home affairs, headed by senior Congress leader and former Union minister Anand Sharma, met for a second time over the last one month to discuss 'Atrocities and Crimes against Women' where senior officials of the Union home ministry and Delhi Police were also present.

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