Alleged groping of student: DCW seeks explanation from top cop

Maliwal asked why no women police officers were deployed at the protest. She also demanded that JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, who disappeared last month, be traced.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2016 5:47 pm
jnu, jnu protest, jnu students, jnu student protest, najeeb ahmed, jnu missing student prtest, najeeb ahmed missing, india gate protest, india news A day after they were detained while attempting to take out a protest march to India Gate, JNU students on Monday staged a demonstration outside the Police Headquarters at ITO. They have been protesting over the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmad. (Express Photo: Abhinav Saha)

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday issued a notice to Delhi Commissioner of Police seeking an explanation for the alleged groping of a JNU student by a police officer.

“I have received a complaint from a woman regarding alleged groping and physical abuse by a police officer during a peaceful protest for missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed at India Gate on Sunday. A picture which clearly shows a policeman groping her was displayed in a newspaper today,” DCW chief Swati Maliwal said in the letter, issued to Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma.

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On Monday morning, Maliwal tweeted the picture and tagged the Commissioner of Police, “Is this Delhi Police? How can this cop grope a female student. Is he out of his mind! Please immediately suspend him,” she wrote. While Maliwal has demanded that the officer be identified, she also said, “The complainant has informed the commission that no female police personnel were deputed there and when the students objected to this, the policemen abused the students, passed sexist comments and forcefully dragged the women to a bus, which too did not have any women officers.”

Maliwal asked why no women police officers were deployed at the protest. She also demanded that JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, who disappeared last month, be traced.