Delhi police notice to Rahul Gandhi for details on ‘sexual harassment’ of women

Congress workers took to the streets after the Delhi police served a notice to their party leader Rahul Gandhi over his speech made during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar over the safety and alleged sexual harassment of some women.

New Delhi: A team of Delhi Police led by senior police officials on Sunday reached the residence of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to record his statement in connection with his Bharat Jodo Yatra speech in Srinagar in which he had mentioned about the sexual harassment of some women.

Sources said that senior police officials had served the notice to Gandhi in this respect.

The source said that Gandhi himself received the notice.

Following the meet, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi assured the Delhi police that he will share the information about the claims that he had made during his Bharat Jodo Yatra speech in Srinagar, and also said that he needed some time for this.

“We have met Rahul Gandhi, he has said that he needs time to give his statement. Gandhi said that the Yatra was so long and he needed to recollect who had connected him and his team. After receiving details he has assured to share them with us,” said a police official who did not wish to be named.

A Delhi police team led by Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Dr Sagar Preet Hooda and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), New Delhi Pranav Tayal had reached Gandhi’s residence at Tughlak lane early this morning to serve him notice.

The Delhi police also had a questionnaire ready, which they wanted to give to him, in case he wants to reply in a written format.

Gandhi had mentioned about the victims of sexual harassment in his Bharat Jodo Yatra speech in January in Srinagar.

The Delhi Police took cognisance of his account of the Yatra that he interacted with some women who were raped.

The Delhi Police had visited him twice and waited for hours to get the details about the victims of sexual abuse who had approached him to seek security.

Congress protest after notice to Rahul Gandhi:

The national capital on Sunday witnessed a massive drama with the Congress workers taking to the streets after the Delhi police served a notice to their party leader Rahul Gandhi over his speech made during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar.

A few of them were detained by the Police for posing a threat to the law and order of the city.

Soon after the Police served a notice to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his speech made in connection with alleged sexual assault on women, during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir, a number of party workers gathered outside his residence in Tughlak lane area to stage a protest.

The protestors were raising slogans against the Delhi Police and Centre.

Sensing the gravity of the matter, extra police force which was deployed in the morning, detained the protestors.

Delhi Police has said that they only want to take action against the culprits who sexually assaulted the women.

Rahul Gandhi had, during his speech, said that a few women met him and alleged that they were sexually assaulted.

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