AAP MLA Alka Lamba appears before DCW, fresh summons to Delhi Police
AAP legislator Alka Lamba on Monday appeared before the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) in connection with her complaint against BJP MLA OP Sharma alleging use of foul language after which the DCW issued fresh notice to Delhi police to appear before it with CCTV footage.
New Delhi: AAP legislator Alka Lamba on Monday appeared before the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) in connection with her complaint against BJP MLA OP Sharma alleging use of foul language after which the DCW issued fresh notice to Delhi police to appear before it with CCTV footage.
Kashmere Gate SHO Vijender Singh and DCP North Madhur Verma were also summoned to appear before DCW today but Verma failed to appear while the SHO has been issued fresh notice to appear before the commission on August 20 along with the CCTV footage and status report on action taken in the case.
"Alka Lamba appeared before the commission today. She has been asked to file another formal complaint with police. The SHO has again been summoned on August 20 along with the entire CCTV footage of the incident in which a trespassing and vandalising complaint has been filed against her," DCW Chief Swati Maliwal said.
"He has also been asked to explain why no FIR has been registered in this connection and what action has been taken so far on Lamba's complaint," Maliwal added.
A case of trespassing, damage to property and preventing government servant from discharging his duty was registered against Lamba, the AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk, at Kashmere Gate police station on August 10 on a complaint by traders.
Lamba was injured when someone allegedly threw a stone at her during an anti-drug drive there. A video clip later showed her vandalising shops along with some of her supporters.
She had lodged a complaint on the same day with the DCW against Sharma alleging he used foul language against her and threatened her.
Lamba was earlier summoned by DCW on August 13, when she had accused the commission of inaction and drew parallel with the previous regime, saying the DCW under Barkha Shukla completed proceedings quickly.
However, today she claimed to be "satisfied" with the proceedings and "seriousness" of DCW.
"The SHO told DCW that it has been decided at upper level that as the injury was minor no FIR has been registered. In connection with my second police complaint, the SHO was showed a video of OP Sharma's press conference and was asked to explain why no FIR has been registered in this connection,"
"He has also been asked to come up with the entire CCTV footage of the incident unlike the 20 seconds clip which has been doing rounds in public domain. He has also been asked to tell the commission during next meeting about what action has been taken in this regard," she told reporters.
"But I am happy with the proceedings of DCW and impressed with the seriousness with which the female lawyers questioned the SHO on basis of existing legal provisions," she added.