‘They held us in taxi for 3 hrs, took urine samples, said black people break laws’

Delhi Police confirmed that AAP members surrounded taxi carrying the African women.

Written by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Updated: January 17, 2014 5:13 am

Two of the four African women who were taken to a hospital for tests after Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti harangued the police on Wednesday night, said they  were held captive inside a taxi for over three hours, and that doctors probed their private parts.

The women said that some men surrounded their car and did not let them get out. They were then forcibly taken to the hospital for a medical examination, they claimed. They returned home only around 9 on Thursday morning.

Delhi Police ACP B S Jakhar confirmed that Bharti and other AAP members had surrounded a taxi carrying the African women.

“We were returning from a party, when our taxi was stopped by a few men. They started shouting at us, calling us names. The police were in fact supporting us. They held us captive inside the car for over three hours,” one of the women told The Indian Express.

“The men hit us,” she said, pointing to bruises on her face. According to the women, the men then took them to a hospital. Some police personnel accompanied them, the women said.
“We asked the men where they are taking us. They said we would have to undergo a medical examination to check if we had consumed drugs. We were taken to the hospital and a series of tests were conducted,” she claimed.

Urine samples were taken and their private parts also probed, she said.
“They took our urine samples, put some machines on our body and also cavity searched us. We felt humiliated. We kept telling them that we have not consumed drugs. They then asked for a blood sample which we refused to give,” she said.

The women claimed they were then taken to the police station.

“We were taken to the police station and kept there for over four hours. We returned home only in the morning around 9. The police was, however, very helpful and asked us not to panic. But those other men were after our lives. They did not let us go home,” she said.

The women said they have a lot to complain and hope to get justice.

“There are many Indian people living in Africa but we never ill-treat them the way they have treated us. Some of the men told us that we are blacks and so we indulge in illegal activities. I have an export business. How can they say all this?” she asked.

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    Man
    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm
    If om ppl come upto me and ask for blood samples why the should i give it??
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      a
      Jan 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm
      i m ashamed of myself that i voted for aap.
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        jbj
        Jan 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm
        What is AAP Upto? We cannot allow this. I was expecting a good revolution, but don't insult people or police.
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          yaarrabba
          Jan 17, 2014 at 5:46 am
          What an anarchy.
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            Kaka Bhaiya
            Jan 17, 2014 at 5:13 am
            Why they did not gave blood samples- explains the w story
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              Inidna
              Jan 17, 2014 at 5:52 am
              Kejrieal gang is pathetic.
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                AMOL AGARWAAL
                Jan 17, 2014 at 2:40 am
                The AAP GOVT is working more for sensationalism,publicity and less for Practical work on ground
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                  Vivek
                  Jan 17, 2014 at 3:48 am
                  Racism at it's worst
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                    Anil Gupta
                    Jan 17, 2014 at 9:07 am
                    Delhi police should record an F.I.R. after taking a statement from the victims.Otherwise this will become order of the day.Moreover, this may be taken as a case of violation of human rights by the new Messiahs of Delhi and may invite international condemnation.After all Delhi has yet to become a Gulag.Is it the type of government people of Delhi had expected from the new 'crusader'?
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                      Guest
                      Jan 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm
                      Facts are being hidden by Kejriwal to protect Somnath Bharti. Even Kejriwal admits the women captured by Bharti's goons were found to be clean in drug test and no evidence could be found against them. Bharti was catering to racial prejudice against Africans among people of Delhi who think all Africans are drug peddlers or prosutes.
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                        Arunima_AWomanInIndia
                        Jan 20, 2014 at 4:36 am
                        Hard to believe the statement of the ladies. Would be skeptical believing anyone who said Delhi police was helpful and did not exploit someone. Seems like a Congress initiated drama to dirty AAP's name. And for all those who have such strong words to comment, where was all this righteousness when the police was doing exactly the same thing during the past tenures of Congress.
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                          Shivas
                          Jan 17, 2014 at 3:25 am
                          I some how don't believe it, I mean why would AAP members hit them, " pointing to bruises on her face". But I agree that it is wrong to interfere even if police is not efficient you have find ways to make them efficient wasn't that the w point of Jan Lokpal.
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                            Raj
                            Jan 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm
                            Huh? There is absolutely no co-relation between the two. Devyani was a diplomat, she people are allegedly "exporters". What they truly "export" to India is the heart of the issue.
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                              Raj
                              Jan 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm
                              It was flushed in the toilet when Nigerian hooligans attacked police in Goa and blocked a national highway using a corpse as a prop.Athithi devo bhava is a slogan. This is the 21st century and after thousands of years of foreign invasions, India have no patience for treating anybody as "deva".
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                                awesome
                                Jan 17, 2014 at 6:03 am
                                they are commies and now they have become racist....nice.
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                                  awesome
                                  Jan 17, 2014 at 7:39 am
                                  they are naxals and commies and now they have become racists.
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                                    GG
                                    Jan 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm
                                    samples proved negative. No trace of drugs found. Aam Racist Party.
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                                      Gautam
                                      Jan 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm
                                      A Delhi Court has ordered FIR against Bharti. No doubt he is also hard to believe?
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                                        Gautam
                                        Jan 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm
                                        Facts are being hidden by Kejriwal to protect Somnath Bharti. Even Kejriwal admits the women captured by Bharti's goons were found to be clean in drug test and no evidence could be found against them. Bharti was catering to racial prejudice against Africans among people of Delhi who think all Africans are drug peddlers or pr*sutes.
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                                          guest
                                          Jan 17, 2014 at 8:05 am
                                          display of hatred, intolerance and stereotype racism by AAP members
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                                            Atul Kumar
                                            Jan 17, 2014 at 1:15 pm
                                            Where are TV ladies of Delhi, not feeling outraged by act of AAP hooligans.against foreign national. What happen to Athithi Devo Bhava.
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