Cops at Rahul Gandhi’s Remark About Sexual Assault Survivors
Senior Delhi Police officers reached Rahul Gandhi’s residence today in connection with his remark ‘women are still sexually assaulted’ during the all-India ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ march. Police had issued a notice to the Congress leader on March 16 asking for details of the women who had approached him about sexual harassment. The police team led by Special Police Commissioner (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda stood outside Mr Gandhi’s residence at 12 Tughlaq Lane for more than an hour before the MP for Wayanad don’t meet them. The police team then left and Mr Gandhi was seen leaving his house, driving a car, shortly afterwards.
Rahul Gandhi reportedly told police that the Bharat Jodo Yatra was long and he doesn’t remember anything. The police then served him another notice and said that his statement would be recorded. However, they did not give a fixed timeline for this.
Calling it a “disgraceful act”, Congress said it showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was nervous over their questions on the Adani issue.
“‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ and Rahul Gandhi ji gave women a safe platform to share their problems and pains.
This shameful act by the Delhi Police proves that Prime Minister Modi is nervous about our questions on the Adani issue.
Our courage has been strengthened by such antics, we will continue to demand answers,” the party tweeted.
‘भारत जोड़ो’ और और जी ने ने महिलाओं अपनी समस्याएं व दर्द साझा का एक सुरक्षित मंच.
दिल्ली पुलिस का यह शर्मनाक साबित साबित करता कि कि अड मामले पर हमारे सवालों सवालों से घबराए हैं ।।।।..
ऐसी हरकतों से हमारा हौसला और मजबूत हुआ, हम जवाब रहेंगे।। https://t.co/GlOVemReC3
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 19, 2023
Top Congress leaders including Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Rajya Sabha MPs Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Jairam Ramesh also reached Gandhi’s residence. Several members of Congress who gathered at the former party chairman’s home to protest against the police presence were arrested by the police.
Learning from the social media posts, the police sent a questionnaire to Rahul Gandhi, to which he did not respond.
Police said Rahul Gandhi made a statement in Srinagar during the Bharat Jodo Yatra that “I heard that women are still being sexually assaulted”.
Delhi Police said they want to know the details of these Rahul Gandhi wives so that legal action can be taken. Senior police officials wanted to speak to Mr Gandhi to get information about the women involved.
Congressional sources say there is no legal precedent for the opinion being issued against Rahul Gandhi based on either suo motu or a complaint. The big old party sees it as another tool of harassment deployed by the Delhi police. “There may be a statement, but they cannot compel him to reveal the names of the victims. The action is malicious and false,” they said.
“As this is a sensitive case involving the life and safety of individuals, the team is working to collect relevant information to ensure evidence and witnesses are not tampered with,” they said. added.
Congress leader Pawan Khera asked why the police were asking this question 45 days after the end of the Yatra. The government is “nervous”, he added.
“We will respond to events according to the rules, but is it right to act this way? It has been 45 days since the Bharat Jodo Yatra ended, and they are asking for it now. It shows that the government is nervous. I I was stopped from entering today. Why?” said Mr. Khera.
Aam Aadmi party leader and Delhi minister Saurabh Bhardwaj says his party, a direct rival to Congress, has no problem saying it’s wrong, it’s that the Center is ‘misusing’ agencies investigation against Rahul Gandhi. However, he also took a dig at Congress, referring to remarks by its leaders about central agencies acting against AAP leaders.
“We have always said that the central government abuses its agencies. We have no problem saying that if the agencies are misused even with Rahul Gandhi then it is wrong. This should not happen. We don’t “We’re not the kind of people who applaud action against Rahul Gandhi, as Congress leaders often tell us. If agencies are misused, then it’s wrong. It shouldn’t happen,” he said. -he declares.