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HC seeks police reply on DCW's plea to quash FIR against chief Maliwal

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the city police's response on a plea filed by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) for quashing of an FIR registered against its chief Swati Maliwal for allegedly revealing the identity of minor rape victim.



Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the city police's response on a plea filed by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) for quashing of an FIR registered against its chief Swati Maliwal for allegedly revealing the identity of minor rape victim.

Justice A.K. Pathak asked police to file its response on commission's plea for formation of a Special Investigating Team (SIT) for "free and fair investigation" in the case.

The plea also criticized Delhi Police investigation in the case.

A 14-year-old girl had died in hospital after a neighbour raped her repeatedly in north Delhi's Burari area on July 23 and forced a corrosive substance down her throat which damaged her internal organs.

Delhi Police had registered the FIR against Maliwal for circulating a notice, in which she had asked how investigators were handling of the rape case. The notice handed out to print and electronic journalists had the name of the victim.

The FIR alleges the notice was intentionally circulated on various WhatsApp groups, and shown by TV channels. A news channel held the notice before the camera during a prime-time programme aired on July 25, police had said.
 

 

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