New Delhi: His picture has gone viral and he is now out to defend himself. The Delhi biker, who got bail on Monday after being arrested on charges of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation of a young woman in Tilak Nagar, on Tuesday said that he has been wrongly accused.
In a Facebook post, Saravjeet Singh alias Sunny, a resident of Paschimpuri area of west Delhi, said he is the man whose picture has been put on social media by a girl named Jasleen.
“I was on my motorcycle at a red light when Ms Jasleen asked me and a few others to stop. I told her that I have to take a left turn, so why do I need to stop? I’m not even jumping the red light. If you want to go ahead, you can. That is all I said. She then clicked a picture of me and my bike, and said I would realise when police will come to my place.”
The 26-year-old further said that “girls are often harassed, but that does not mean an issue should be blown out of proportion.”
“If I had harassed her, others would have also seen. Why did not anybody intervene? I am a normal person, not a don, whom people will be scraed of.”
Singh had earlier told the police that the woman pressed charges on him to become famous.
Police said Delhi University student Jasleen Kaur was abused at a traffic signal in Tilak Nagar area in Delhi at around 8 pm on Sunday.
"We have registered an FIR against the biker under sections 354(a), 506 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code," a police official had said.
"A man made obscene comments at me today (Sunday) at around 8 pm near Aggarwal, Tilak Nagar. He was on a silver Royal Enfield, vehicle number DL 4S CE 3623. When I told him I am clicking his picture and I'm going to file a complaint against him, he responded by posing for a picture and said, "Jo kar sakti hai kar le. Complaint karke dikha, fir dekhiyo kya karta hun main (Do whatever you like. Complain and see what I do then)," Jasleen had said in her Facebook post.
She said what disturbed her more than the obscene remarks was that 20 passers-by heard what the accused said and no one intervened. "No one stood up for me," the complainant had said.
"I was trying to cross the road when I came in front of the bike. When I pointed at the red signal and said he should have stopped, he began making obscene remarks," Jasleen told IANS.
Within 14 hours of posting the picture on Facebook, police had registered the FIR on charges of sexual harassment, criminal intimidation and use of word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.
(With IANS inputs)