‘Sultanpur admin filed "false" report on Amethi’



Lucknow: A member of National Women Commission on Friday charged the Sultanpur district administration in Uttar Pradesh with furnishing a false report on lathicharge on residents in Amethi, Lok Sabha constituency of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, during a protest against power crisis on July 13.

"Sultanpur district magistrate in his report sent to the NCW claimed that no woman was injured in the police lathicharge on July 13 whereas the Commission's team which had visited Amethi yesterday found that 13 women sustained injuries in the police action," NCW member and chairperson of the inquiry committee Neeva Konwari told reporters here.

She said a team of NCW had visited Amethi, where people were lathicharged during a protest against power crisis on July 13, yesterday and met the victims.

"Though the then DM Santhosh Kumar Srivastava claimed that not a single woman was injured in the incident, Additional DM Radhey Shyam told the committee that 39 people appeared before him who claimed that they were injured in the lathicharge of which 13 were women," she said.

Konwari said the committee members later met 13 women who presented their medical report and prespcriptions to them.

The NCW members also accused the state government of non-cooperation claiming required facilities were not extended to the committee members as per the protocol.

"Our secretary was told that in the wake of the model code of conduct in vogue due to bye-election for one assembly seat in Lucknow, these facilities cannot be extended", she alleged.

Konwari said she will be submitting her report within a week's time to the Commission.

Bureau Report