NEW DELHI: The Delhi court docket on Thursday sent Harish Chandra, the person accused of assaulting and dragging Swati Maliwal, head of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), into judicial custody for 14 days. Chandra, 47, was arrested by Delhi police on Thursday and his automobile was additionally seized. Earlier, Delhi Police stated DCW chief Swati Maliwal claimed she was ‘molested’ and ‘dragged by a automobile’ a number of meters close to AIIMS within the nation’s capital within the early hours Thursday.
Speaking to ANI, DCP South Chandan Chowdhary stated that in accordance to Maliwal she was together with her workforce outdoors the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) right here round 2.45am when the accused arrested recognized himself as Harish Chandra, a resident of Sangam Vihar space. . , appeared inebriated, approached her.
The DCW chief, in his criticism to police, alleged that the person driving a white-colored automobile stopped his automobile close to the place she was standing and made “indecent gestures” to her. He then motioned for her to sit inside his car, Maliwal stated. When she reprimanded him, the person reportedly left however returned shortly and repeated his actions once more, police stated. She was standing together with her workforce at AIIMS Gate Number 2 which falls beneath the Kotla Police Station space.
Late final night time, I used to be inspecting the safety state of affairs of ladies in Delhi. A motorist assaulted me whereas drunk and once I grabbed him he dragged me by jamming my hand within the automobile window. God saved life. If the chairwoman of the Women’s Commission in Delhi just isn’t protected, give it some thought.
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) January 19, 2023
According to Maliwal’s criticism, as she was standing on the sidewalk, a white coloured car approached her whose driver supplied to choose her up and began insisting that she drive away. sits contained in the automobile.
“When she once more refused and went to the motive force’s aspect window to reprimand him, the person rolled up the automobile window and his hand acquired caught and he or she was dragged about 10 to 15 meters “, stated DCP Chowdhary. The police official stated a PCR name was obtained at round 3:12 a.m. and a police workforce together with ACP Hauz Khas arrived on the scene at round 3:20 a.m. The accused was apprehended.
“Police took a written complaint from Maliwal and sent it along with the accused for a medical examination,” the DCP added.
A case was registered beneath the IPC wherein the articles of molestation (354) had been additionally included. Other sections embody IPC 323/341/509 and Motor Vehicle Law 185. Further investigation into the matter is underway.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has realized of the incident and has written to the Delhi Police Commissioner to personally intervene within the matter and make sure that strict motion is taken towards the accused. and likewise requested an in depth report on the measures taken. have to be notified to the Commission inside 2 days.
“We have learned about the incident. It puts the safety of women in Delhi in jeopardy. Although the police have arrested the man behind it all, why did such an incident happen in the first place?”, stated Rekha Sharma, President of NCW. Maliwal’s claims come days after a 20-year-old lady recognized as Anjali died after she was allegedly dragged in Delhi’s Kanjhawala space for a number of kilometres.