New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday recommended “exemplary” punishment for former minister Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked after a video showing him in an objectionable position with a woman emerged.
Kejriwal’s remarks came after reports that the woman being shown in the video has allegedly lodged a complaint against Kumar.
“If the woman’s allegations are correct, this is very serious. Strongest exemplary punishment should be given to Sandeep,” Kejriwal tweeted while quoting a tweet from a news channel which said that the woman shown in the sex video lodged a complaint against Kumar at Sultanpuri police station.
Police sources said that the woman reached at Sultanpuri police station with an NGO to register a complaint against Kumar for sexually harassing her earlier and making an objectionable video of the incident.
The woman reportedly alleged in her complaint that she was sexually harassed by Kumar at his office where she had gone to get her ration card made. She also alleged that Kumar had offered her a spiked cold drink following which she could not recall what exactly happened with her and how she had acted.
Senior police officers however refused to comment on the issue saying, “it cannot be revealed right now.”
Kejriwal on Wednesday had sacked former Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister Sandeep Kumar after a video emerged showing him in an “objectionable position” with a woman.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday suspended the primary membership of Kumar. The decision was take at a high-level meeting held in the morning.
A day after his removal from the cabinet Kumar defended himself, saying he had resigned on his own and that he had been targeted because he was a Dalit.
First Published | 3 September 2016 6:14 PM