Rahul Gandhi made Delhi Police wait for hours to give notice to him: Sources
17 March, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Delhi Police issued a notice to the Congress politician, requesting that he give information regarding the victims of sexual harassment.
When Delhi Police attempted to hand over a notice to Wayand MP demanding information on the sexual harassment victims highlighted in his speech during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir this January, Rahul Gandhi kept them wait for hours.
”On March 15, a team of Delhi Police team waited for three hours to give notice to Rahul Gandhi on his statement made in Srinagar regarding an alleged sexual assault with women. Even after waiting for three hours, Rahul Gandhi did not meet the police team,” sources told ANI. “Senior officers of the Delhi Police again visited his residence on March 16 to give notice to him which was personally received by him after one-and-a-half hours,” they added.
On Wednesday, Delhi Police issued a notice to the Congress politician, requesting that he give information regarding the victims of sexual harassment whom he highlighted in his speech in Srinagar during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in January of this year.
In reference to his experiences during the Bharat Jodo Yatra and the issues encountered by women, Gandhi described a girl approaching him and telling him about the atrocities she had witnessed.
“In one particular case, I asked a girl, she had been raped, I asked her should we call the police, she said that don’t call the police then I will be shamed,” Gandhi had said, according to police.
The Congress Party slammed the administration, saying it was shaken by Rahul Gandhi’s queries about the Adani-Hindenburg dispute.
“A government rattled by Rahul Gandhi’s questions on PM Modi and Adani’s relationship hides behind its police. Forty five days after Bharat Jodo Yatra was completed, Delhi Police has, via a notice, sought details of women who met him and spoke about harassment and violence they may have faced,” Congress said in a tweet.
The party stated that it will react to the notice in accordance with the law in due course.
“This notice is yet another proof of a govt in panic and their latest salvo to weaken democracy, women empowerment, freedom of expression and the role of the opposition. Images are self-explanatory,” it said.
Congress and numerous other opposition parties have called for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the Hindenburg-Adani scandal. The BJP has demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi and the Congress for his remarks against Indian democracy in the United Kingdom.