Wrestlers’ harassment case: DCW demands case to be filed against police officers

26 April, 2023 | Amish Mahajan

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The Delhi Commission for Women demanded to register an FIR against police officers for failing to register an FIR in sexual harassment with women wrestlers.

On Wednesday, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) sought the registration of an FIR against the police officials who failed to register an FIR in the case of sexual harassment of women wrestlers. DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, ‘It’s been five days, but the Delhi Police has not registered an FIR on the complaint of the wrestlers regarding sexual harassment. This is illegal. Section 166A (c) IPC of the law says that if the policeman does not register an FIR of sexual harassment, an FIR can be lodged against him. We have sent a recommendation to register an FIR against the erring police officers.”

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Commission for Women issued some recommendations to the Delhi Police. The Commission is deeply troubled by the daring and illegal act of the Delhi Police in failing to register an FIR in the present matter despite serious allegations of sexual harassment against the individual.

The Commission wishes to remind the Delhi Police that it is duty-bound as per law to register an FIR immediately in this matter and ensure the safety of the survivors. In failing to do so, the Delhi Police will be seen to be willfully and willfully obstructing and compromising justice. The statement further said that an FIR should be immediately registered for sexual harassment of women wrestlers by invoking relevant sections of POCSO and IPC.

“The accused person should be arrested immediately, and the matter should be properly investigated. FIRs should be lodged immediately in case of threat calls received by the victims and their families,” the statement said.