Sandeep Kumar sex CD row: Ashutosh says “Should I be hanged for writing a column”

Reacting to National Commission for Women's notice over his blog defending rape accused Sandeep Kumar, Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said, “should I be hanged for writing a column?”

Updated: Sep 06, 2016, 10:04 AM IST
Sandeep Kumar sex CD row: Ashutosh says “Should I be hanged for writing a column”

New Delhi: Reacting to National Commission for Women's notice over his blog defending rape accused Sandeep Kumar, Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said, “should I be hanged for writing a column?”

Undeterred by the NCW notice, Ashutosh, was on Monday locked in a bitter war of words with NCW chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam after he was summoned by the women's body for defending sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar, who is embroiled in a 'sex tape' scandal.

Taking suo motu cognisance, the commission has asked journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh to appear before it on September 8.

The NCW letter to Ashutosh, signed by Kumaramangalam, read: "The National Commission for Women is deeply disturbed...you have written a very objectionable and obnoxious article. In the matter of AAP Minister Sandeep Kumar allegedly caught on sex tape, the victim has filed a rape case against him."

Meanwhile, Ashutosh accused Kumaramangalam of lying that she is not a Bharatiya Janata Party member.

"Lalitha Kumar Manglam Is member of BJP national executive/was national secretary of BJP. If I get notice from NCW, I will react," his another tweet read.

Reacting to it, Kumaramangalam said, "What kind of a journalist are you? You are two years behind time. I am not a member of BJP national executive. I was before. I am not even a spokesperson for the party. I was, before NCW. BJP has a strict rule of one person one post."