'Vishwas molested AAP ex-volunteer'

She goes to police with her complaint
Last Updated 09 August 2015, 06:25 IST

A former volunteer of Aam Aadmi Party, who filed a complaint against party leader Kumar Vishwas with the Delhi Commission for Women in May, has now approached Delhi Police suggesting that she had been molested.

On August 5, she sent a complaint to the SHO of Chanakyapuri police station, and also sent a copy to Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi and National Commission for Women.

However, no FIR has been filed yet. Sources said the complaint has been forwarded to Sarojini Nagar police station for further action.

The woman alleged in her complaint that Vishwas “touched my breast inappropriately” at the party office in central Delhi’s Patel Nagar on February 10.

The woman, a resident of north-east Delhi’s Sundar Nagri, also described her first meeting with the leader in April 2014. “On seeing me, he put his hand over my waist and pushed me towards him,” the woman stated in her complaint.

Vishwas complimented the woman for the good work she had done for the party and allegedly told her that he would need her during her election campaign in Amethi. Vishwas contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election as an AAP candidate, but lost to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

In Amethi also he allegedly misbehaved with her.

In March, she met Vishwas at Leela Palace Hotel in Chanakyapuri. She claimed that Vishwas used offensive language to suggest that she would have been an integral part of the party if she did favours for him.

“Thereafter, I was very much terrified and afraid of raising my voice against the advances of Vishwas. Because of the behaviour, I stopped working for the Aam Aadmi Party and visiting their office,” the woman added.

The woman sent her complaint to Chanakyapuri police station. Police sources said Leela Palace Hotel falls under Sarojini Nagar police station due to which the complaint was forwarded to the office of Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath.

In July, an FIR was filed after the woman complained that she was being threatened and defamed by AAP workers. Vishwas was not named in that earlier FIR filed with Seemapuri police station in northeast Delhi.

On Friday, former DCW chairperson Barkha Singh’s counsel told Delhi High Court that the DCW had closed proceedings over the woman’s complaint against Vishwas after he failed to appear before it.

The court was told that the matter was handed over to Delhi Police. The woman’s counsel informed the court about the latest complaint saying it is a separate complaint in which serious allegations have been made against Vishwas.

(Published 09 August 2015, 06:25 IST)

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