DCW chief Swati Maliwal sat on a dharna at a hospital on Monday, claiming that she was prevented from assembly the minor lady allegedly raped by a Delhi authorities official.
Premoday Khakha — a deputy director within the metropolis authorities’s girls and baby growth division — allegedly raped the lady a number of occasions between November 2020 and January 2021, a senior police officer had stated. His spouse allegedly gave the lady drugs to terminate her being pregnant.
Khakha and his spouse have been arrested after questioning on Monday.
The Delhi Fee for Girls (DCW) chairperson alleged that the hospital authorities didn’t permit her to satisfy the survivor.
“The director of the hospital got here to satisfy the DCW chief and knowledgeable her that DCP (deputy commissioner of police) and ACP (assistant commissioner of police) of the Delhi Police are contained in the hospital and had requested them to not permit her to satisfy the sufferer,” the ladies’s panel stated in a press release.
The fee additionally despatched a discover to the Delhi Police and the town authorities’s girls and baby growth and providers departments, looking for motion within the matter.
Ms Maliwal stated it was “stunning” that the Delhi police didn’t arrest the accused even eight days after registration of FIR. “Even I used to be not allowed to satisfy the survivor on behest of the Delhi Police. I’ll meet the survivor and supply all attainable help,” she stated.
The ladies’s panel has additionally requested the Delhi Police to offer a replica of the FIR together with the main points of arrests. It has additionally sought the main points of motion taken by the town authorities in opposition to the officer.
The fee additional sought particulars of complaints made in opposition to the officer previously and motion taken in that connection.
The Delhi Police and the town authorities have been directed to offer their experiences by Wednesday.
Responding to Nationwide Fee for Girls (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma’s assertion on X, previously often called Twitter, that the DCW’s “personal officer is been raping a woman since final two years”, Ms Maliwal stated authorized motion can be taken in opposition to it for “false accusations and defaming the fee”.
“Strongly object to the lies being unfold by the NCW chairperson and a few BJP politicians, stating that the accused is an worker of the DCW. The assertion is a faux propaganda. Authorized motion can be taken in opposition to spreading of such faux information and defaming the fee,” Ms Maliwal stated.
Khakha has been positioned underneath suspension with instant impact, in accordance with an order issued by Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier within the day ordered the chief secretary to droop the officer.
In line with the order, throughout the suspension interval, the officer will not be permitted to go away the division headquarters with out acquiring prior permission.
Talking concerning the incident, Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj stated that it’s “stunning as to why the official was not suspended”.
“The incident is a disgrace on humanity. It’s stunning as to why the official was not suspended. At the moment, the chief minister needed to give an order for his suspension. Why hasn’t the Delhi Police arrested him but?” Mr Bhardwaj instructed PTI earlier within the day.
The lady was staying with the accused, a household buddy whom she calls ‘mama’, at his house after her father handed away in October 2020.
When the minor allegedly turned pregnant, she knowledgeable the spouse of the accused who later requested her son to get medicines for being pregnant termination and gave these to the lady.
The lady returned house together with her mom in January 2021 when she got here to satisfy her. She had an nervousness assault in August and her mom admitted her to a hospital, the place the lady, now a pupil of Class 12, narrated the entire incident throughout the counselling session.
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