Cops At Rahul Gandhi’s House Regarding His Remark On Sexual Assault Survivors
Top officers of the Delhi Police today visited Rahul Gandhi’s residence regarding his remark “women are still being sexually assaulted” during the all-India ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ march. Police sent a notice to the leader of Congress on March 16 asking him to provide details about women who had approached him about sexual harassment.
Aware of the social media posts, the police sent a questionnaire to Rahul Gandhi. Mr. Gandhi has yet to answer it.
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 want to get details about those women from Rahul Gandhi so that legal action can be taken.
Top police officials, along with a special commissioner of police officers, will attempt to speak to Mr Gandhi to get information on the women involved.
Top Congressional sources said there is no legal precedent for notice issued against Rahul Gandhi based on suo motu or on complaint. The long-standing party sees it as another tool of harassment deployed by the Delhi police. “A statement can be made, but they cannot force him to reveal the names of the victims. The act is malicious and bogus,” they said.
Delhi Police sources said if he fails to provide details, another notice will be sent to him.
“As this is a sensitive case involving the lives and security of individuals, the team is working hard to gather relevant information to ensure evidence and witnesses are not tampered with,” they said.