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 ladies and little one improvement division — allegedly raped the lady a number of occasions between November 2020 and January 2021, a senior police officer had mentioned. His spouse allegedly gave the lady drugs to terminate her being pregnant.
Khakha and his spouse had been arrested after questioning on Monday.
The Delhi Fee for Girls (DCW) chairperson alleged that the hospital authorities didn’t permit her to fulfill the survivor.
“The director of the hospital got here to fulfill 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 fulfill the sufferer,” the ladies’s panel mentioned in an announcement.
The fee additionally despatched a discover to the Delhi Police and town authorities’s ladies and little one improvement and providers departments, searching for motion within the matter.
Ms Maliwal mentioned it was “surprising” that the Delhi police didn’t arrest the accused even eight days after registration of FIR. “Even I used to be not allowed to fulfill the survivor on behest of the Delhi Police. I’ll meet the survivor and supply all attainable assist,” she mentioned.
The ladies’s panel has additionally requested the Delhi Police to supply a replica of the FIR together with the small print of arrests. It has additionally sought the small print of motion taken by town authorities towards the officer.
The fee additional sought particulars of complaints made towards the officer previously and motion taken in that connection.
The Delhi Police and town authorities have been directed to supply their experiences by Wednesday.
Responding to Nationwide Fee for Girls (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma’s assertion on X, previously referred to as Twitter, that the DCW’s “personal officer is been raping a woman since final two years”, Ms Maliwal mentioned authorized motion can be taken towards 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 towards spreading of such faux information and defaming the fee,” Ms Maliwal mentioned.
Khakha has been positioned beneath suspension with quick impact, based on 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, in the course of the suspension interval, the officer is just not permitted to go away the division headquarters with out acquiring prior permission.
Talking concerning the incident, Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj mentioned 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 advised PTI earlier within the day.
The lady was staying with the accused, a household pal whom she calls ‘mama’, at his residence 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 residence along with her mom in January 2021 when she got here to fulfill her. She had an anxiousness assault in August and her mom admitted her to a hospital, the place the lady, now a scholar of Class 12, narrated the entire incident in the course of the counselling session.
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