Top officers of the Delhi Police at present reached Rahul Gandhi’s residence in connection along with his “ladies are nonetheless being sexually assaulted” comment in the course of the pan-India foot march ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. The police had issued a notice to the Congress leader on March 16 asking him for particulars of the ladies who had approached him relating to sexual harassment.
Top Congress leaders, together with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, and Rajya Sabha MPs Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Jairam Ramesh, have additionally reached Mr Gandhi’s residence.
Several Congress staff have been detained by police, sources say.
Taking cognisance of social media posts, police had despatched a questionnaire to Rahul Gandhi. Mr Gandhi is but to answer it.
Police stated Rahul Gandhi gave a press release in Srinagar in the course of the Bharat Jodo Yatra that “I’ve heard that girls are nonetheless being sexually assaulted”.
Delhi Police desires to know the main points of these ladies from Rahul Gandhi in order that authorized motion might be taken.
Top police officers, together with a Special Commissioner of Police degree officer, will attempt to discuss to Mr Gandhi to acquire details about the involved ladies.
Top Congress sources say there isn’t a authorized precedent to the discover being issued towards Rahul Gandhi primarily based both suo motu or on a criticism. The grand outdated occasion sees this as one other instrument of harassment deployed by the Delhi police. “There generally is a assertion, however they cannot compel him to disclose names of victims. The motion is malicious and bogus,” they stated.
Delhi Police sources say if he fails to present particulars, one other discover will probably be served upon him.
“As it is a delicate case involving the life and safety of people, the crew is working to gather related info to make sure proof and witnesses aren’t tampered with,” they stated.
Congress chief Pawan Khera questioned why the police is asking this query 45 days after the Yatra concluded. The authorities is ‘nervous’, he added.
“We will reply to the occasions as per guidelines, however is it proper to behave this fashion? It has been 45 days for the reason that Bharat Jodo Yatra ended, and they’re asking it now. This exhibits that the federal government is nervous. I used to be stopped from getting into at present. Why?” Mr Khera stated.
Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi minister Saurabh Bhardwaj stated his occasion, a direct rival of the Congress, has no downside in saying that it is flawed is the Centre is ‘misusing’ probe companies towards Rahul Gandhi. He, nevertheless, additionally took a dig at Congress, referring to its leaders’ remarks on central companies performing towards AAP leaders.
“We have all the time stated that the central authorities is misusing its companies. We haven’t any downside in saying that if companies are being misused even with Rahul Gandhi, then it’s flawed. It shouldn’t occur. We will not be the sort of people that would cheer the motion towards Rahul Gandhi, as Congress leaders usually inform us. If the companies are being misused, then it’s flawed. It shouldn’t occur,” he stated.