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Delhi’s Shame: DCW Chief Swati Maliwal Molested, Dragged By Drunk Driver; One Arrested


New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women Chief, Swati Maliwal, alleged that she was “molested” and “dragged by a drunk driver” for several metres opposite AIIMS in the national capital in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Delhi Police said that it has arrested one person in connection with an incident. According to reports, Swati Maliwal was allegedly harassed and dragged near AIIMS hospital when she was out on the streets of the national capital for “a reality check”.

DCP South Chandan Chowdhary stated that according to Maliwal she was with her team outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here at around 2.45 am when the arrested person later identified as Harish Chandra hailing from the city’s Sangam Vihar and who appeared to be in an inebriated state approached her.

The DCW chief in her complaint to police alleged that the man who was driving a white-colored car stopped his car near where she was standing and “made indecent gestures” at her.

She further claimed that the drunk driver beckoned her to sit inside his vehicle. When the DCW chief reprimanded him, the man allegedly went away but returned a short while and again repeated his actions.

The police official said that a PCR call was received at around 3.12 am and a police team including ACP Hauz Khas reached the spot at around 3.20 am the accused was apprehended.

A case was registered under the IPC in which Sections of molestation (354) were also included. Other sections include 323/341/509 IPC and 185 Motor Vehicles Act.

DCP Chowdhary further added that “When she refused again and went near the driver’s side window to reprimand him the man rolled up the car’s glass window and her hand got stuck and she got dragged for about 10-15 metres,”.

(With Agency Inputs)

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