Councillor booked for calling East Delhi mayor 'dalit'

Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has registered a case against Congress councillor Ishrat Begum for allegedly calling her a "dalit" and obstructing her from discharging her duties.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014, 00:17 AM IST

New Delhi: Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has registered a case against Congress councillor Ishrat Begum for allegedly calling her a "dalit" and obstructing her from discharging her duties.

Based on complaint filed by EDMC Mayor Meenakshi, police have registered an FIR against Begum, a councillor from Jagatpuri, under Section 186 IPC/353 IPC (obstructing a public servant from discharge of duty and criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of duties) and the SC/ST act).

Meenakshi in her complaint alleged that she was on Wednesday out for carrying out a cleanliness drive under Clean India Campaign at Jagatpuri police station when Ishrat Begum reached there and allegedly started misbehaving with her and allegedly called her 'dalit'.

"On the basis of Mayor's complaint, we have registered a case under sections 186 IPC/353 IPC and SC/ST act and further investigation is on,? said a senior police official.