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DCW chief Swati Maliwal denies naming minor dalit rape victim

On Tuesday, an FIR was filed against Maliwal for allegedly revealing the identity of the rape victim.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published: July 28, 2016 11:47 am
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Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday said that the First Information Report (FIR) filed against her on allegation of revealing the name of the Burari rape victim was baseless, adding that she never revealed the name of the victim. “I never revealed the name of the victim, I am a responsible person and I know my duties and I am living up to the entire reputation of the DCW,” she told reporters.

“If the Delhi Police feel that they can silence DCW, silence Swati Maliwal by issuing an FIR against which is completely baseless they are extremely wrong,” she added. She said that case registered against her is a direct reaction from the Station House Officer (SHO) of Burari Police station whom the DCW issued notice for failing to initiate any action to nab the accused.

“I think it’s a direct reaction because it is the same SHO against whom we issued a notice in this particular case. He filed a complaint in his own police station on his own and registered an FIR,” she said. She further stated that she did not even receive a copy of the FIR. She, however, alleged that there are certain elements in the Delhi Police who do not want the DCW to function.

“There are certain elements in Delhi Police who do not want the DCW to function, to question them. And let me tell that an FIR or 100 FIR will not deter the DCW from doing its role,” she said.

On Tuesday, an FIR was filed against Maliwal for allegedly revealing the identity of the rape victim. A 14-year-old Dalit girl died on Sunday at a Delhi hospital after being forced to drink a corrosive substance by a rape accused. The autopsy was carried out by a medical board at Maulana Azad Medical College on Monday.

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  1. A
    Jul 28, 2016 at 7:04 am
    Nitha....How do you know DCP(North) has gone above the Law? Law of the Land empowers him to take action against those breaking the law. Moreover, legal action, against someone you like, doesn't make authorities wrong in any way. Think rationally, this country is already full of illiterate madness, it would be a catastrophe if educated people like you will start supporting every other person who is propagating agenda of a political party.
    1. Sunil Sharma
      Jul 28, 2016 at 7:22 am
      Arvind Kejriwal is absolutely Right when he raised issues about the Delhi Police .This puppet police force is working for we all "KNOW WHO" trying very HARD to destabilize the Delhi Govt after winning 67 out of 70 .The bjp cannot swollow this BIGGEST DEFEAT IN DELHI HISTORY.lt;br/gt;Now its after DCW its shameful. The Lt Govt should start being a good Lt Gov and put politics away his throne will soon be given to the bjp stoogelt;br/gt;Hai Ram Jai Bharat Jai hiji
      1. N
        Jul 28, 2016 at 6:47 am
        Delhi police has gone above the Law. DCP (North) who did not action against the culprits must be booked under SC and ST act and aiding and abetting the culprits.