New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that one of the witnesses examined in the sexual harassment case lodged by a former woman volunteer of AAP against party leader Kumar Vishwas, has denied the allegations made by the complainant against him.
The submission was made by the police in a status report filed before Justice Mukta Gupta who is hearing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader's plea to quash the FIR lodged against him under sections 354 A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult modesty of a woman) of IPC.
The court also issued a fresh notice to the complainant seeking her response on Kumar's plea and listed the matter for further hearing on November 10.
As per the police status report, the female witness was the one who, according to the complainant, had called her to a 'kavi sammelan' held at a well-known city-based hotel where the AAP leader had allegedly made "sexually coloured" remarks and advances towards her.
In the FIR, the complainant has accused Vishwas of making sexually coloured remarks towards her, alleging that he was "trying to exploit" her "physically" and had made advances towards her several times in 2014 and 2015.
Vishwas has denied the allegations.
The police had earlier told a magisterial court, which had ordered lodging of the FIR, that during its probe, nothing was found to substantiate the allegations levelled by the woman against Vishwas to register any criminal case against him.
In its status report before the high court, the police have said that the complainant has shown some photographs of her with Vishwas as well as an audio recording of the alleged threat made to her.
Police said that no CCTV footage of the day of the event was available with the hotel as they keep video records for only a month.
It also said that investigation was going on and the party leader was yet to be questioned.