Congress alleges police brutality

The Delhi Congress on Friday accused police of “manhandling” its women workers during a candlelight march here and decided to send a delegation to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to seek action against policewomen and their colleagues.

The women Congress workers were “manhandled” while they were trying to pay homage at India Gate here to a Moga girl who died following molestation by hooligans in a bus in Punjab.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief spokesperson Shramistha Mukherjee said women cops without nameplates and their colleagues in civilian clothes, unleashed a brutal attack on the women Congress workers, even before they could take out their peaceful candle-light march.

She sought stringent action against the cops who beat up the women workers mercilessly, even after being taken into custody, which resulted in serious injury to 14 women workers.  Those injured included All India Women Congress Committee President Shobha Ojha, she said.

“Police brutally manhandled our workers without any provoaccompanied by Ojha and senior party leader Kiran Walia.

The party claimed its office-bearers Perpeet Brar and Baby Khan were among those severely injured.

Khan claimed both her hands were wounded and required plaster, while Brar said her left leg was badly hurt.

Ojha said party activists were pushed into the police van and kicked once inside the vehicle.

“We strongly condemn the way the women police thrashed our workers, pulled their hair, tore clothes, were forcibly pushed in bus... they were kicked inside the bus while in custody,” she alleged.

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