Delhi Police reach Rahul Gandhi's house over his remarks on sexual assault survivors
Delhi Police on Sunday reached the residence of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi regarding his remarks that women are still being sexually assaulted.
A Delhi Police team, led by Sagar Preet Hooda, the special commissioner of police (law and order) have arrived at his residence to know the details about the victims so that legal action can be taken.
During the pan-India foot march Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar, the former Congress chief gave a statement that he has heard that women are still being sexually harassed. He said he met several women and they told him that they had been raped.
Hooda said they have come to the Congress leader’s residence to talk to him about the sexual harassment victims he was referring to during his speech in Srinagar. He said they are trying to get details from him so that justice can be given to the victims.
The police on March 16 issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi to gather information about the women who had approached him in connection with sexual harassment. The police had also sent him a questionnaire regarding this, however, he is yet to respond to it. Police sought details of the victims so that security can be provided to them, an official said.
Delhi Police said another notice will be served to the grand-old party leader if he fails to give details about the victims.
Congress called Delhi Police’s move another tool of harassment. They said there can be a statement, but they can’t compel him to reveal the names of the victims. The action is malicious and bogus.
The party further said as it’s a sensitive case involving the life and security of individuals, the team is working to collect relevant information to ensure evidence and witnesses aren’t tampered with.