The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Saturday issued a notice to Delhi Police and sought an inquiry into the role of police officers attached to the Anand Parbat police station. The officers had allegedly pressurised a victim of molestation and her friend, who had intervened to protect her from the accused, to withdraw their complaint.
In a letter to Police Commissioner Alok Verma, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “The role of the local police seems to be under question. The victim, in her written complaint to the Commission, has said her FIR was registered only upon the intervention of the concerned DCP of the district. She has also complained of being pressurised by the local police and the family members of the accused to withdraw the case. The complainant continues till date to live in an atmosphere of insecurity as three of the accused are yet to be arrested.”