New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Delhi Commissioner of police seeking an explanation for allegedly groping and physically abusing of a Jawahar Lal University (JNU) student by a cop during a protest for missing Najeeb Ahmed on Sunday.
In a letter sent to Delhi Police commissioner Alok Verma, DCW chief Swati Maliwal said she has received a complaint by a JNU student regarding alleged groping and physical abuse by a police officer.
“I have received a complaint from a girl regarding alleged groping and physical abuse by a police officer during a peaceful protest for missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed at India Gate. A picture which clearly shows a policeman groping her was displayed today in the newspaper,” DCW chief said.
The complainant had alleged that there were no female police personnel deputed at the protest site.
The DCW gave three days to Delhi Police commissioner Alok Verma to know the reasons for non-deployment of female officers.
“The commission wants to know the reasons for non-deployment of female officers at the time of the incident with the girl complainant. What is the name and designation of the male officer visible in the newspaper clipping who is seen groping the female complainant,” the notice said.
Around 200 JNU students, who were protesting at the India Gate, were detained by the Delhi police on Sunday.
Najeeb, an MSc student, went missing from JNU’s campus on October 15.