Sexual harassment charge against inspector: DCW wants Delhi Police to add external member to probe panel

The DCW wrote to the top cop with regards to a case in which 24 women constables have complained of sexual harassment by an inspector

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:December 7, 2016 1:24 am
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The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Tuesday issued a notice to Police Commissioner Alok Verma, recommending that the internal complaints committee of the Delhi Police be reconstituted as it had no external member.

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The DCW wrote to the top cop with regards to a case in which 24 women constables have complained of sexual harassment by an inspector,

“The absence of external members in the internal complaints committees in Delhi Police, which is tasked with ensuring the safety of women and girls in Delhi, is highly improper and needs to be immediately rectified,” the DCW observed.

Maliwal stated that the internal complaints committee of the Delhi Police was not in keeping with the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act, under which the committee should have a minimum of four members and an external member. The DCW also observed, “The response of the Delhi Police stating that no cognizable offence has been made out in the case is incorrect.”

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