While the DCW said a woman was thrashed and paraded in semi-nude condition on Thursday after she assisted in a search operation in North Delhi against illicit trade of alcohol, police denied it and claimed two women have been held for attacking.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal said, a 30-year-old woman, identified as, Praveen, was thrashed, her clothes torn and was made to walk naked after she assisted the commission search a house in Narela a day before.
“A brave lady beaten and paraded naked in Delhi by the liquor mafia. Her video is made—all because she dared to raise her voice against crime and helped the DCW catch people selling illegal liquor in their home 50 metres from the police chowki. Is there any law and order in Delhi? Shame DelhiPolice,” the DCW chief twitted.
Maliwal asked Rohini Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajneesh Gupta to appear before it to discuss about the incident.
Rohini Deputy Commissioner of police, however, denied the reports that the woman was paraded naked, but said that her clothes were torn during the attack. He said an FIR has been lodged and two women have been arrested in this regard.
“Utterly shocking and shameful that this is happening in India. I urge honorable Lt Governor to immediately intervene and take action against local policemen and ensure everyone’s safety,” twitted Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
A Delhi police spokesman said it is not true that the police station is just 50 metres away from the area where the incident took place. Nearest police station from the spot of incident is around 5 kilometers away, added the spokesman.
Rohini DCP said Praveen had been connected with police during action against bootleggers and that she was moved to hospital in a police van.
A statement issued by the DCW read as “The DCW team along with women residents were openly threatened by the liquor mafia of dire consequences. One of the woman was attacked by the men, who assured her with iron rods and paraded her naked in the area.” The statement also said the whole incident was recorded and a video was circulated in the area.
As per the DCW, on Wednesday, police was asked to reach the spot and more than 300 bottles of alcohol were seized from the house just a little distance from the area police station.